Jonnie Skull is enjoying a new lease of life and chasing a third course win in just over a month in this. He only won by a short-head over 7f here last time, however, and has gone up the obligatory 6lb since though should again beat Hamble. Brown Pete earns full marks for consistency but he's starting to look like a gelding without a trip having been tried over distance ranging from a mile to 1m4f in his last four runs. Gift Of Silence is up a pound for finishing second here last time which means, including Philip Prince's claim, she is giving 8lb to HAIL PROMENADER. Anthony Carson's charge won off a 5lb higher mark over course and distance last July and may have seem too much daylight when favourite at Nottingham last time.
Qanan 8-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 17l behind Invincible Hero (9-1) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Macdonald Mor (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, recovered to lead after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Dashwood (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Brown Pete (IRE) 5-1fav (9-7) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Emman Bee (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Opera Buff 18-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway entering final furlong, unable to trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Lean On Pete (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Gift Of Silence 8-1 (9-1) Held up, switched right and headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Alice Rose (8-13) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, just held on post, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Pink Lips (8-12) by shd, 12 ran.
Hail Promenader (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, every chance inside final furlong, no extra when eased final 50 yards, 6th of 13, 5l behind Handheld (9-3) at Nottingham 1m app hcp (6) gs.
Hamble 4-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 6l behind Jonnie Skull (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.