Absent Amy has won twice on the Polytrack this year but may not be able to reproduce that form back on Turf and is probably high enough in the weights now. Greyfriarschorista isn't badly treated but runs the odd stinker, as he did at Newmarket last time. However, he still finished ahead of Jamaica Grande and also has the beating of Jonnie Skull on earlier July course running so can't be ignored. FANTASY GLADIATOR is possibly better over 7f but has run well in both starts here this year. A repeat of his latest second to Excuse To Linger makes him the one to beat.
Greyfriarschorista 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, effort when hung left over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 11l behind On My Own (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Absent Amy (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway on inside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun beating Moment In The Sun (8-10) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Fantasy Gladiator 11-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon edged left, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Excuse To Linger (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 5l behind Saigon City (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Kalily 11-1 (9-5) Chased leaders until 6f out, in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 35l behind Laughing Jack (9-0) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Four Winds 5-1 (9-7) With leader, hung left and weakened over 2f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Breakheart (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Jamaica Grande 20-1 (8-2) Pulled hard in rear, always behind, eased over 1f out, 9th of 10, 14l behind On My Own (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.