Wild Desert bolted up over a slightly longer trip at Warwick last week and will take some stopping if in the same mood here, despite the penalty. But consistency isn't his strong point and we fancy the potentially well-treated SHERMAN MCCOY to have his measure in receipt of 8lb. The latter was a good third at Salisbury earlier this month and should strip fitter here. Mediterranean Sea prefers the Fibresand and Green To Gold is better over jumps nowadays while Eanans Bay will be carrying 6lb more than his allotted weight.
Wild Desert (FR) 6-1 (9-2) Made all, ridden clear 3f out, comfortable, won at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Italian Riviera (9-8) by 19l, 6 ran.
Mediterranean Sea (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt and hampered start, in touch towards rear, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Astra Hall (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) sft in May.
Sherman McCoy 13-2 (9-0) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Sunny Future (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Green To Gold (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Mid-division in touch, headway 4f out, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, soon no impression, weakened and eased 1f out, 6th of 8, 19l behind Sally Friday (8-2) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Reach The Beach 50-1 (9-8) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 4l behind Unmoothaj (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Eanans Bay (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Pressed leader, led 14f out, ridden and headed 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Baan (8-9) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.