Essaka won over course and distance earlier in the month but is 6lb higher today and has been beaten subsequently. He’s still preferred to stablemate Toni's A Star while King Crimson won over 6f here in between moderate efforts elsewhere and can figure with an apprentice’s allowance helping his cause. But LADWEB may finally have fallen far enough down the weights to get his head back in front and gets the vote having finished runner-up at Chepstow recently. Big Time Maybe has been in winning form on the all-weather but has yet to score on Turf.
King Crimson 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on outside, weakened just over 1f out, 12th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Foxy Forever (9-8) at Bath 5f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Ladweb 12-1 (8-10) Badly hampered start, behind, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind A Sure Welcome (9-5) at Chepstow 5f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Essaka (IRE) 9-2 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 17, 4 3/4l behind Storm Melody (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Big Time Maybe (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead and hung left approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp (5) pol in May beating Tricky Dicky (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Exceedingly Diva 7-2 (9-7) Dwelt raced wide close up, effort over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7 1/4l behind Essaka (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
True Belief (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Steadied start, raced keenly, held up in rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Tomahawk Ridge (8-7) at Windsor 5f hcp (5) gd in May.
Flowing Clarets 33-1 (8-7) Chased leader, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, soon beaten, last of 12, 16 1/4l behind Spanish Star (9-6) at Goodwood 6f hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Ar Saoirse 6-1 (9-3) Led, soon pressed, headed over 2f out, soon rallied, no extra final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Awsaaf (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in May.
Firenze Rosa (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13 3/4l behind Chitra (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp fll (5) gs in Jun.
Toni's A Star 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, no impression when hampered on rail and eased entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 11 3/4l behind Zapper Cass (9-8) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Jonnysimpson (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Steadied start and switched right, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 10th of 11, 10 1/2l behind Secret Potion (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.