BARDO CONTIGUO made a promising debut when runner-up at Wolverhampton earlier in the month and a bold bid is expected with normal progress. Hero Hero failed to land the odds when only third at Chelmsford on his reappearance and steps up in trip. But he looks the main threat to the selection given both Torochica and Guandi have plenty of improving to do with the latter’s stablemate and newcomer Mogsy preferred as a half-brother to four winners with David Probert on board.
Mr Wing (IRE) 250-1 (9-3) Always behind, lost touch 3f out, eased over 1f out, last of 11, dist behind Capofaro (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in May.
Caledonian Gold 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5 1/4l behind Rock In Society (9-0) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in May.
Just Heather (IRE) 80-1 (8-7) 13 held up and behind, niggled along over 4f out, soon struggling, last of 12, 31 1/4l behind False Id (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Lambrini Lullaby 66-1 (8-9) Fly leaped start and went left, behind, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Desert Fox (10-0) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (6) pol in May.
Piccolo Ramoscello 150-1 (10-7) Towards rear, struggling over 6f out, soon behind, last of 9, dist behind Jimmy The Digger (11-0) at Ludlow 1m 6f (4) sft in Dec.
Bardo Contiguo (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Tempus (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Guandi (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 13, 12 1/2l behind Fox Chairman (9-5) at Newbury 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Apr.
Hero Hero (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Tracked leader, took keen hold, switched right to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Jubiloso (8-12) at Chelmsford City 6f mdn stks (3) pol in Apr.
Mogsy (IRE) Dandy Man gelding out of Dictatrice.
Dolly McQueen 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 27 3/4l behind Twist 'n' Shake (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) sft in May.
Isabella Red (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Always behind, 10th of 12, 8 3/4l behind Fairy Fast (9-5) at Ripon 6f hcp (6) gd in May.
Torochica 33-1 (8-10) Soon outpaced in rear, never a threat, 7th of 9, 8 1/4l behind San Carlos (9-8) at Chelmsford City 7f stks (4) pol in Apr.