Boy In The Bar is slowly returning to form and has slipped back to a winning mark so goes on the short-list. Sheepscar Lad is much improved and won over 5f here on his reappearance while last year’s winner Pipers Note is now 4lb lower and has been running well. He can confirm the form of 12 months ago with runner-up Dougan and fourth Wentworth Falls. EQUITATION is 3lb better off than when fifth behind Watchable here on his return to action. Still unexposed, Roger Varian’s four-year-old can turn that form on its head and return to winning ways. Naggers needs softer going and this may be too competitive for stable companion Related while Moonraker was disappointing at Nottingham last week.
Wentworth Falls 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Gunmetal (9-1) at Thirsk 6f hcp (3) gf in May.
Brian The Snail (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Quickly away, chased leaders, wide on bend over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened over 2f out, eased, 15th of 16, 33 1/4l behind Aces (8-7) at Epsom 6f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Pipers Note 17-2 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3 3/4l behind Summerghand (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp (3) gf in Jun.
Dougan 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, switched right over 2f out, soon beaten, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Sandra's Secret (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp (3) gf in May.
Watchable 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, weakened inside final 2f, eased, 13th of 16, 19 1/2l behind Aces (8-7) at Epsom 6f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Sheepscar Lad (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Always towards rear centre, 13th of 18, 5 3/4l behind El Astronaute (9-4) at York 5f hcp (2) gf in May.
Boy In The Bar 12-1 (8-7) Led on inside, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 4 1/4l behind Aces (8-7) at Epsom 6f hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Moonraker 9-4fav (8-10) Slow into stride soon switched right and headway to track leaders after 1f, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 7, 10 1/4l behind Justanotherbottle (9-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Huntsmans Close 33-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway near side of group halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 14th of 15, 10 3/4l behind Black Isle Boy (9-6) at Thirsk 6f hcp (4) gs in Apr.
Related 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Muscika (9-12) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) gf in Jun.
Sir Billy Wright (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Berkshire Boy (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Naggers (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Behind, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Naadirr (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) sft in Mar.
Glen Moss (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 22nd of 23, 20 1/2l behind Brando (9-10) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Equitation 7-2fav (8-12) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Watchable (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp (3) gd in May.
Secretinthepark 50-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 5f out, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, 9th of 11, 9 1/2l behind Summerghand (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp (3) gf in Jun.