prominent, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra towards finish
held up in touch, edged left soon after start, weakened halfway, eased
outpaced in rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, chasing leaders when hung left inside final furlong, ran on to lead close home
raced wide, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, no extra final furlong
chased leaders, switched right to challenge over 1f out, soon weakened
mid-division, no impression
held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous
behind, headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace
led until over 1f out, faded final furlong
held up in rear, never a factor
in touch, hampered and lost place over 4f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, never nearer
behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms
chased leaders, lost place over 1f out
tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon pressed, headed and no extra towards finish
Ten of the 17 are course and distance winners, most from higher marks than this. Prominna has a penalty for last week’s victory at Nottingham and any rain would aid his cause as he prefers some give, a remark that also applies to Our Oystercatcher, who has been going well in better company. Storm Melody has gone up a massive 9lb for a comfortable victory over slightly further here last time though he’s also won from higher. The assessor gave Big Lachie a chance over the extended 5f here last time and he led at the furlong pole until collared close home. He was giving the winner lumps of weight and looks to have as good a chance as any in a wide-open handicap. However, the vote goes to DESERT ACE, the winner of nine of his 69 starts and now on a career-low mark despite a good run at Pontefract last time.
Our Oystercatcher 6-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd and no extra inside final 150 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Fantasy Keeper (9-7) at Sandown 5f hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Desert Ace (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 4 1/4l behind Lathom (9-4) at Pontefract 5f hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Big Lachie 9-1 (10-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Miracle Garden (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Three Little Birds 10-1 (9-13) Tracked winner, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Chitra (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp fll (5) gs in Jun.
Coronation Cottage 14-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, headed and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Foxy Forever (9-8) at Bath 5f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Delagate This Lord 17-2 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 17 3/4l behind Fantasy Keeper (9-7) at Sandown 5f hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Storm Melody 3-1fav (9-5) Made virtually all, clear when ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly, unchallenged, won at Bath 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun beating Toolatetodelegate (8-8) by 4l, 17 ran.
Ghepardo 4-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden over 1f out, headway inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Essaka (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Powerful Dream (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on inside, badly hampered over 1f out, not recover, 7th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Foxy Forever (9-8) at Bath 5f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Silverrica (IRE) 22-1 (9-1) Keen early, prominent, pushed along well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Fair Cop (9-6) at Chepstow 5f hcp (5) gd in May.
Bahamian Sunrise 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders 3f, 8th of 10, 7 3/4l behind Fantasy Keeper (9-7) at Sandown 5f hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Look Surprised 8-1 (9-8) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Miracle Garden (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp (4) gs in Jun.
Secret Potion 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Major Valentine (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp (5) gf in May.
David's Beauty (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, soon hard ridden, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Sovereign State (8-11) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Edged Out 10-1 (9-7) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened, 6th of 9, 5 1/4l behind Sovereign State (8-11) at Chepstow 5f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Prominna 12-1 (8-4) Close up, pushed along and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Nottingham 5f hcp (5) sft in Jun beating Hawaam (10-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Rewaayat 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3 3/4l behind Kentuckyconnection (9-5) at Newcastle 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.