WILLIAM HAIGH's progressive form on the all-weather over the winter came to an abrupt end at Kempton in March. However, he can race off a 14lb lower mark back on this surface and given Alan Swinbank's charge has only had three previous outings on Turf, he's potentially very well handicapped. Art Scholar won this off a lower mark last year but has a bit to find with the selection on earlier running while the prolific Polytrack winner, Franco Is My Name, took advantage of a lower Turf mark when scoring at Folkestone last time and is upped in class today. Amazing Blue Sky remains in good form though it was testing ground when he won at Haydock last month and recent Chester runner-up Kenyan Cat makes more appeal.
William Haigh (IRE) 17-2 (9-10) Keen in touch, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, last of 16, 43l behind Charles Camoin (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
New Hampshire (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair inside final furlong, joined for 3rd post, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Dubai Prince (9-5) at York 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gs.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Behind, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 9l behind Lexi's Boy (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Kenyan Cat 3-1fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Al Baidaa (8-10) at Chester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Nova Sam (FR) (9-2) 3rd of 5, 2l behind Bermuda Best (9-2) at Bordeaux-le Bouscat(FR) 1m 4f stk gd in Oct.
Art Scholar (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) In touch, headway entering final 2f, soon every chance, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Rock A Doodle Doo (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Franco Is My Name 12-1 (9-11) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on and wandered inside final furlong, won at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Watheeq (8-12) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Amazing Blue Sky 4-1 (9-11) Led, headed over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, kept on well under pressure, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Gala Casino Star (9-3) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Novirak (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 20, 14l behind Danadana (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Kalk Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Peter Anders (9-3) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Ailsa Craig (IRE) 4-1fav (10-6) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway on outside 4f out, chased leaders 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 19l behind Rub Of The Relic (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Ela Gonda Mou 5-2 (9-10) Rider removed blind late slowly away, headway soon after to track leaders, ridden 3f out, soon switched left, kept on to go 3rd over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Eastward Ho (9-6) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jun.