A poor but competitive seller with Timidjar, Grimshaw, Desert Spa and Lone Soldier all in with a chance with the vote going to the last named. Lone Soldier comes here on the back of some creditable efforts and with a win at Wetherby last time out connections must be confident that he has the ability to win again in this grade. Timidjar again come comes here on the back of a win at Taunton. He may look nicely treated but that win was over three miles and it's a big difference to the two mile trip today so could struggle. Desert Spa enters calculations on his win in this grade last year and looked as though he was finding some form at Ludlow last time out. Grimshaw would win on his best form but again has struggled to find it of late so is probably best watched here. So for the winner we return to Lone Soldier.
Grimshaw (USA) 5-1 (10-10) Led until mistake 1st, stayed on prominent, weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off when fell 2 out in race won by Dom d'Orgeval (11-1) at Stratford 2m ldy hcp hdl (F) gs in Oct, 9 ran.
Desert Spa (USA) 25-1 (10-7) Prominent, 3rd when blundered 3 out, soon weakened, 4th of 15, 15l behind Ziggy Zen (11-10) at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (F) gd in Apr.
Inducement 10-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden 6th, weakened next, 11th of 16, well behind Tinstre (11-0) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (F) gf in May.
My Retreat (USA) 25-1 (11-3) Always behind, 11th of 16, 40l behind Roman Candle (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-90 (F) gf in May.
Timidjar (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Held up rear, good headway 4 out, ridden to lead approaching last, ran on well, won at Taunton 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (G) gf in Apr beating Called To The Bar (11-10) by 4l, 13 ran.
Pure Brief (IRE) 6-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, outpaced when mistake 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 10, 21l behind He's Hot Right Now (11-3) at Sedgefield 2m 1f cnd hcp hdl 0-105 (E) gf in May.
Dinofelis 66-1 (10-11) Held up rear, lost touch 4th, last of 8, well behind Court Of Justice (11-0) at Ludlow 2m clm hdl (F) hvy in Mar.