Osgood has claims if taking part but was engaged to run at Chepstow last night. Archie Rice just held on for victory at Lingfield last time but is 3lb higher today and upped in class. Strike Force's recent victory came in an amateur race, but Just Five is back on a winning mark and has won twice over a mile on this course. However, TRIBAL MYTH also loves it here and was winning for the fourth time at this track and a second time over C&D when beating Nolecce last month. He's still improving and a 6lb higher mark may not be enough to prevent Kevin Ryan's charge from going in again.
Osgood 11-2 (9-0) Led, headed 3f out, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 15l behind Destiny Of A Diva (9-5) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden 4f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 13, 12l behind Easy Terms (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Strike Force 5-2fav (11-6) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Bavarica (11-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in May.
Just Five (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, nk behind Eijaaz (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Eltheeb 10-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 7th of 15, 8l behind Tribal Myth (8-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Ela Gonda Mou 25-1 (9-6) Restless in stalls, mid-division, one pace 2f out, plugged on and edged left final furlong, 5th of 15, 9l behind Silver Bullitt (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Archie Rice (USA) 15-2 (9-7) Made all, set steady pace, quickened over 2f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol beating On The Feather (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.