Bernard Llewellyn delivers his usual trick of running a handful in Welsh handicaps with Pandorica looking the best of his trio here, with jockey bookings confirming that view. The former Clive Cox inmate has been solid enough in recent outings but preference is for VILLA ROYALE who may well have the ability to outclass this field. She was easily swept aside by the impressive Asker last time at Chepstow but didn't appear to stay a mile and a half on heavy ground. A mile and a quarter on soft looks far more suitable and she can conquer her exposed opponents, especially as there may be more to come from her. Jalors has fair form in modest handicap company and should be good enough to get involved in a weak contest.
Mr Udagawa 40-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 14th of 15, 21l behind Woolston Ferry (9-2) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Jalors (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 9l behind Know No Fear (8-10) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Spring Secret 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 7l behind Bold Cross (8-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Black Coffee 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along towards rear, pushed along 4f out, weakened soon after, last of 11, 20l behind Shades Of Grey (9-1) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Villa Royale 4-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Asker (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) hvy in Jun.
Pandorica 15-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 11f out, led inside final 3f, ridden and headed 2f out, well held in 2nd over 1f out, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 7, 3l behind The Oil Magnate (10-0) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Lisselan Pleasure (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Held up, headway to track leaders over 6f out, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Bute Street (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Misefi 25-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, short of room and fell well over 1f out, in a race won by Librettela (8-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Aug, 10 ran.