GRANDILOQUENT was still beaten five lengths when runner-up at Leicester recently but it's better form than most of these have shown lately. He began this season on a 17lb higher mark and Kevin Stott takes a further 5lb off his back today. Silver Tigress wasn't beaten that far when fourth at Catterick and can figure but the remainder are hard to fancy in their current form. Dancing Primo won this in 2011 but finished last at Newbury on her latest start and Cropley hasn't raced since December.
Dancing Primo 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, went 2nd after 3f, led over 4f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 19l behind Shirataki (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged on inside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Corton Lad (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Grandiloquent 4-1 (9-2) Led raced wide alone until switched right to rail halfway, 4 lengths clear 4f out, ridden 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 5l behind Reset City (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Tinseltown 20-1 (9-5) Raced wide, keen tracked leaders, headway to to press winner 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Choisan (10-0) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Silver Tigress 9-4 (9-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened and lost 2 places well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Mr Dream Maker (8-7) at Catterick 1m 4f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Royal Sea (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 13l behind Spin Cast (10-6) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Cropley (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, led approaching straight, strongly pressed early straight and headed over 1f out, dropped to 3rd and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 23, 2 3/4l behind Salam Alaykum (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gs in Jul '12.