Sunday City probably found the ground too testing at Southwell when last seen and could be of interest back on a more suitable surface today but Peter Bowen's gelding remains plenty high enough in the weights and preference is for What A Vintage, who gets the vote over Nick's Choice. The last mentioned was never likely to trouble easy winner Capitana on Wednesday and is likely to find this opposition less exacting but he may have to settle for a minor role behind What A Vintage. The Richard Phillips-trained mare has done little wrong this term and, with the stable continuing in good form, she is taken to bounce back from a slightly disappointing effort last time. Brendar missed an engagement earlier this week because of unsuitably fast ground and has to be respected if any rain arrives but, unless it does, he is hard to back with confidence. Cockatoo Ridge showed improved form behind Wellbeing last time and has to be considered on that evidence, while Imazulutoo could be of interest on his first start since joining the yard of Evan Williams. Jockser has claims on the pick of his form but is inconsistent and a better bet looks to be What A Vintage who gets the vote.
Imazulutoo (IRE) 2-1fav (11-5) Tracked leaders, 7th 5 out, no extra after 3 out, 8th of 13, 21l behind Monjoyau (11-5) at Ballinrobe 2m 1f beg chs gd in Jun.
Sunday City (JPN) 8-1 (10-8) Mid-division, led approaching 7th, ridden and headed after 3 out, weakened approaching next, 9th of 15, 45l behind Hoh Viss (10-11) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gs in Jan.
Nick's Choice 16-1 (11-1) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 41l behind Capitana (11-2) at Hereford 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd.
What A Vintage (IRE) 13-2 (11-1) Held up, headway 7th, ridden after 9th, soon weakened, 5th of 10, 24l behind Brankley Boy (11-8) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hdl (4) hvy in Mar.
Jockser (IRE) 17-2 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden from 6th, lost place next, 7th of 15, 9l behind McBain (11-10) at Taunton 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-130 (3) gs in Mar.
Bonny Grey 9-1 (10-7) Always prominent, ridden approaching 3 out, weakened before last, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Tessanoora (10-10) at Worcester 2m mrs hcp hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Cockatoo Ridge 50-1 (10-6) Led until 1st, stayed prominent, every chance 2 out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 14, 14l behind Wellbeing (11-7) at Exeter 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Brendar (IRE) 14-1 (11-6) Hampered 1st, held up in rear but in touch, closed on leaders from 9th, led 2 out, driven, stayed on well flat, won at Plumpton 2m 5f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Mar beating Myson (10-6) by 2l, 10 ran.