AWSAAF completed a hat-trick here last summer and returned to wining ways at Leicester a week ago. He has a 5lb penalty to carry but is due to go up 6lb from next week so is theoretically well treated. Cappananty Con was second over 6f at Lingfield last Saturday and won twice over the minimum at Wolverhampton last year but he is 0-14 on Turf. Grandstand has run once a week since the resumption but the quicker going could bring about some improvement while Lingfield runner-up Toolatetodelegate, a previous course and distance winner, can’t be ignored.
Awsaaf 5-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, hanging right early, stumbled over 4f out, switched right over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on, won at Leicester 5f hcp (6) gd in Jun beating Qaaraat (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Cappananty Con 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along and went 2nd over 2f out, ran on to lead final 150 yards, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Rewaayat (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Toolatetodelegate 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish and closed, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, nk behind Twilighting (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Sugar Plum Fairy 10-1 (9-2) Pushed along towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 6 3/4l behind Deeds Not Words (9-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (7) pol in Jan.
Dreamboat Annie 18-1 (9-1) Midfield, pushed along to hold position over 3f out, ridden 2f out, faded, 7th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Delagate The Lady (9-1) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Grandstand (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Madrinho (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Vino Rosso (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Bernie's Boy (9-8) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jun.