slowly into stride, soon led race off inside rail, wide into straight, joined 3f out, headed over 2f out, chased winner until 2f out, no chance with leading duo over 1f out, lost 3rd close home
On The Cusp's 6lb penalty and a step up in class look enough to prevent him from following-up and though Count Ceprano will have come on for his reappearance, he's still 10lb higher than when landing a hat trick last summer. MISS BOUNTY makes much more appeal as she went close over C&D on her penultimate start and this is less competitive. Jim Boyle's mare gets the nod ahead of Ermyntrude and Rodrigo De Freitas, who both have place claims.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Archie Rice (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up behind, came stands side 3f out, ridden and effort over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 14l behind Shesha Bear (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Miss Bounty 11-2 (9-6) Held up behind, came stands side 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Shesha Bear (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Ermyntrude 14-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden and ran on, not reached leaders, 5th of 12, 4l behind Fashionable Gal (10-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Hotfoot 7-2fav (9-7) Reared start, held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 15l behind Dannios (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, weakened over 3f out, eased, last of 13, well behind Highlife Dancer (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
On The Cusp (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Made most, ridden over 1f out, all out, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Amtired (8-13) by ns, 10 ran.
Robby Bobby 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, came stands side 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, one pace and no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Shesha Bear (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.