Pride Of Angels has been raised 7lb for winning over 7f at Lingfield but Foxtrot Knight escapes a penalty after landing an apprentices’ race over the minimum trip at Pontefract last week. The latter has every chance in this and is preferred to Roundabout Magic, who has yet to score on Turf, but UPAVON makes most appeal. Tony Carroll’s charge won at Wolverhampton earlier this year and can race off the same mark as when successful over track and trip in August last year.
Upavon 8-1 (9-7) Fly leapt leaving stalls, held up in mid-division, headway and switched right over 1f out, 3rd inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Summerghand (9-0) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Apr.
Pride Of Angels 2-1fav (9-7) Close up in 5th, headway between horses to lead inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Apr beating The Lacemaker (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Foxtrot Knight 9-4fav (9-5) Led early, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Pontefract 5f hcp (5) sft in May beating Suitcase 'n' Taxi (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 7 ran.
Roundabout Magic (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) In touch on outside, headway chasing leaders 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Wiley Post (9-7) at Windsor 5f hcp (5) gd in Apr.