EXTREMELY SO may be worth chancing at a bigger price than likely leading fancies Jo'burg and Cwm Rhondda. The bottom weight never got competitive in a fair handicap at Doncaster confined to her own sex but ran well enough over course and distance on her penultimate start to believe that she can go close. She's able to race from the same mark and may be able to break her duck in an open race. Jo'burg has plenty of ability but is far from straightforward as he has shown on his last two starts. His new yard have done well with him and he's certainly good enough to win this but he needs things to drop right and is usually worth taking on given his prominence in the market. Cwm Rhondda drops back in trip having returned a beaten favourite over a mile and a half last time; she had recorded back to back successes over course and distance prior to that and remains a force to be reckoned with. She had Iceman George back in second on the second of those victories and has work to do at the weights but it's doubtful whether Iceman George can repeat his Newbury success. Locum is not without claims and Faith And Reason needs the obligatory market check but a chance is taken with Extremely So.
Jo'burg (USA) 8-11fav (9-7) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Confide In Me (8-4) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Cwm Rhondda (USA) 15-8fav (9-3) Held up off the pace in steadily run race, switched left over 2f out, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Silent Applause (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Locum 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders to 4f out, soon lost place and weakened 3f out, 7th of 11, 18l behind Rotative (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Martin's Friend (USA) 50-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always in the rear, last of 13, 19l behind Buddy Holly (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f (4) pol in Jun.
Dragon Slayer (IRE) 8-1 (10-12) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Iceman George (9-13) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Sawab 20-1 (9-4) Held up behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Singora Lady (8-9) at Pontefract 1m (5) gf in Jun.
Faith And Reason (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 29l behind Sweetheart (9-10) at Folkestone 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Iceman George 6-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, steady headway on outside from over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, led near finish, won at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Artreju (10-3) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Extremely So 6-1 (8-5) Mid-division on inside, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, 6th of 12, 7l behind Honours Stride (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.