ARCH WALKER has travelled a long way for this and looked as though he was turn was near when runner-up to Aubrietia at Nottingham. He goes well on this surface and can gain a deserved success. Griffin Point beat subsequent winner Kyllachy Storm, who runs earlier on the card, over C&D last time and is another for the short-list but Flaxen Lake has more to do than when successful at Wolverhampton. This looks a bit sharp for Brandywell Boy nowadays but Botanist should be thereabouts and Autocracy and Ladydolly could figure if back to their best.
Arch Walker (IRE) 5-2fav (9-1) Hampered start, prominent, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Aubrietia (8-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Griffin Point (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) Tracked leader, led, 1f out, soon ridden and edged left, ran on well, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd beating Kyllachy Storm (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Ladydolly 8-1 (9-0) Raced stands side, chased leaders, ridden and edged left over 2f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 6l behind Aubrietia (8-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Loved To Bits 28-1 (9-0) Always behind, 12th of 13, 9l behind My Own Way Home (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Juarla (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Memphis Man (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Flaxen Lake 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Invigilator (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Adaeze (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Head was caught over the side of the stalls, unable to jump when gates opened, had no chance, last of 7, well behind Whiskey Junction (9-1) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Wishbone (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Steadied start, pulled hard in rear, wide and struggling 3f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 9l behind Festival Dance (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Botanist 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, effort over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not run on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Kyllachy Storm (9-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Fiona's Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Prominent, raced keenly, weakened halfway, trailing from under 2f out, last of 20, well behind Stones Peak (9-0) at Naas 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Quadra Hop (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Close up, led over 1f out, soon headed, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 11, 14l behind Perlachy (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Autocracy 9-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, never on terms, 6th of 7, 5l behind Pucon (8-13) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Behind, some late headway, never on terms, 7th of 11, 9l behind Kyllachy Storm (9-0) at Bath 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.