Athletic has proved very consistent on the Polytrack lately and can race on a slightly lower mark on Turf. He has to go on the short-list while Hamble won over this course and distance as a two-year-old and has had a couple of runs at Cagnes-sur-mer this year. Jonnie Skull made a successful return to Turf when scoring by three lengths over a mile here two weeks ago and can't be ignored but the handicapper has taken a real chance with KATY'S SECRET. There is a question mark over her wellbeing after a break but she's gone well here in the past and is 10lb lower than when runner-up over 6f at the track in September.
Perfect Ch'i (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed final furlong, weakened inside last 100 yards, 9th of 10, 4l behind Midnight Feast (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Hamble (10-7) 4th of 11, 7l behind Esprit Des Temps (11-1) at Cagnes-sur-Mer(FR) 7f clm stks gs in Feb.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr beating Pat's Legacy (9-7) by 3l, 9 ran.
Sairaam (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 15, 20l behind Thrust Control (8-12) at Catterick 7f app hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Katy's Secret 10-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up in rear but in touch, headway over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, never on terms, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Homeboy (9-0) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol in Jan.
Khajaaly (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Olney Lass (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
Athletic 4-5fav (9-4) Held up, rapid headway on outer over 2f out, edged left and soon chased winner, ridden to challenge inside final furlong when edged left and carried head high, not run on, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Mary's Pet (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Spin Again (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) In rear, never near leaders, 9th of 12, 6l behind Teen Ager (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Coach Montana (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4l behind Hittin'the Skids (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Dec.
Pink Lips 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, soon lost place and behind, 10th of 11, 18l behind Percythepinto (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Norse Song 33-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until well over 1f out, chased leading pair, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, weakened soon after, 6th of 12, 7l behind Rezwaan (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Give Us A Belle (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Litmus (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.