Sophie Ralston steered ESSAKA to a four length victory over track and trip earlier this week and a 4lb penalty may not be enough to anchor him in this. Olaudah was narrowly beaten at Chelmsford recently while Who Told Jo Jo beat Holdenhurst at the track last month and the latter finished runner-up once again at Thirsk last time. Pocket Warrior beat several of these including Spirit Of Ishy over track and trip in May while Silvestre De Sousa’s presence takes the eye on Storm Melody. Mrs Todd is the least exposed and could go well on her handicap debut.
Essaka (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gf in Jun beating Ghepardo (9-9) by 4l, 8 ran.
Who Told Jo Jo (IRE) 20-1 (10-8) Always behind, 10th of 12, 7 1/2l behind Mansfield (10-5) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gf in May.
Red Tycoon (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, at Goodwood 6f hcp (5) gd in May.
Pastfact 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, no impression, 14th of 17, 9 3/4l behind Air Of York (9-0) at Salisbury 6f hcp (5) gf in May.
Holdenhurst 7-1 (9-0) Prominent in centre group, ridden and groups merged over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Scuzeme (9-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) gd in May.
Storm Melody 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders early, soon lost place and towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on into 4th, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Swissal (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in May.
Olaudah 7-2cfav (9-4) Tracked leader, led 2f out, strongly challenged throughout final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Billyoakes (9-0) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in May.
Pocket Warrior 7-2 (9-5) Always behind, 6th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Awsaaf (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in May.
Fantasy Justifier (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 8l behind Perfect Symphony (9-9) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in May.
Spot Lite 10-1 (9-12) Behind, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 12, 5 3/4l behind Pocket Warrior (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp (6) fm in May.
Filbert Street 9-2 (9-3) Awkwardly away, in touch, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Red Invader (9-13) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) pol in May.
Mrs Todd 33-1 (8-11) Pulled hard on outside, chased leaders, hung left from over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Poet's Pride (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Feb.
Toolatetodelegate 8-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Jaganory (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp (6) fm in May.
Sugar Plum Fairy 8-1 (8-13) Reared start and slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Jaganory (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp (6) fm in May.
Spirit Of Ishy 18-1 (9-0) Held up behind, not clear run over 2f out, switched outside and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, snatched 2nd final stride, nearest finish, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Pocket Warrior (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp (6) fm in May.
Burauq 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Pocket Warrior (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp (6) fm in May.
Tally's Song 40-1 (9-0) Behind, driven when not clear run inside final 2f, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 8th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Pocket Warrior (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp (6) fm in May.