An impossible-looking handicap which any number of these could win if on a going day. Damika won at Nottingham on Thursday, for which he is penalised, and Paramour comes here off the back of a win on soft ground at Newmarket. Solar Spirit is in good form but this may be too tough for Newcastle scorer Head Space while Shahzan disappointed at Haydock after winning over C&D. BERTIEWHITTLE is probably worth another chance eased in grade as he likes soft ground and attracted significant market support at Newbury last month when unable to find a gap when required. Lutine Bell finished ahead of him that day but the placing may be reversed here. Mass Rally often runs well in this type of race and could reward each-way support.
Thunderball 25-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Pearl Ice (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Partner (IRE) 15-2 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, not clear run and hampered over 1f out, no impression, 13th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Bajan Tryst (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Mass Rally (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, headway over 1f out, switched outside and effort inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Arganil (9-5) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Marvellous Value (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, effort on outside 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Partner (8-10) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Bertiewhittle 7-2fav (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 7th of 15, 9l behind Palace Moon (9-7) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Outpaced towards rear, ridden 2f out, some headway soon after, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 8th of 16, 7l behind Lui Rei (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Damika (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd beating Mon Brav (8-7) by 2l, 11 ran.
Shahzan (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, soon hung left, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Tamareen (8-10) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in May.
Coolminx (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Raced far side chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 3 in far side group, 7th of 13, 5l behind Pearl Ice (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Pearl Blue (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, eased final furlong, last of 9, 22l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-12) at Ripon 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May.
Paramour 9-1 (8-8) Made all stand side group and overall leader, ridden and hung left inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft beating Illustrious Prince (7-12) by 1l, 9 ran.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, held on, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Naabegha (9-7) by hd, 8 ran.
Head Space (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) In rear, headway 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Commanche Raider (8-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Hamoody (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 9, 4l behind Head Space (9-1) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Whozthecat (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, driven 2f out, some headway final furlong, no impression, 9th of 17, 7l behind Mappin Time (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Rasaman (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Bosun Breese (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4) gs.
Go Go Green (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, soon switched left, in rear, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 10th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Bajan Tryst (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Paradise Spectre 9-1 (8-9) Not much room soon after start, mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Mappin Time (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Lutine Bell 8-1 (8-13) Steadied in rear, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 15, 6l behind Palace Moon (9-7) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.