Red Hot Chilly has been knocking on the door on Polytrack but two runs on Turf last year left a lot to be desired. Kempton winner Sixties Groove may have found the ground too soft at Windsor subsequently and could be worth another chance but it's about time JINTSHI was getting his head back in front where it matters. Mark Johnston's colt, now visored, was only beaten a neck at Beverley last Saturday and should reverse earlier Bath running with Pack It In on this better going. Brave Archibald is consistent and preferred to Panko of the remainder.
Red Hot Chilly (IRE) 9-4 (8-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Both Sides (8-13) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Cautious Optimism 25-1 (9-0) Soon driven along chasing leaders, carried head high under pressure and weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 17 1/4l behind Papa Luigi (9-0) at Windsor 6f stks (5) gd in Jun.
Pack It In (IRE) 5-2fav (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden in 4th overr 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 11th of 13, 13 1/2l behind Rockliffe (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in May.
Brave Archibald (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 3l behind Frozen Force (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Sixties Groove (IRE) 11-4jfav (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leading trio, led over 3f out, took field towards far side in straight, ridden 2f out, hung left and headed over 1f out, no extra in 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Sporty Yankee (8-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Jintshi 11-4 (9-5) Always prominent, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, soon wandered under pressure, kept on well towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind British Embassy (9-12) at Beverley 1m hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Panko (IRE) 7-4 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, hung left and weakened 2f out, last of 4, 17l behind Island Flame (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks (5) sft in Jun.
Mamoo 33-1 (8-6) Always behind, 5th of 11, 8l behind Blackout (9-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp (5) gs in Jun.