Dual bumper winner Irish Prophecy was due to run yesterday at Sandown so this small field is likely to be reduced even further. Though a winner on soft going in France, Ashkoul ran his best race on the Flat in this country on much quicker going at Doncaster in April. MR WHIPPED's dam won three times over hurdles and also on the Flat. He's already won a point-to-point and should have a bright future under Rules but Windspiel has yet to show much in the way of ability.
Ashkoul (FR) 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 16 3/4l behind Briardale (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in May.
Mr Whipped (IRE) 5-4 (11-11) Chsd ldrs, 4th 1/2way, clsr 3out, ld 2out, kow to line, in command, won at Lingstown 3m mdn sft in Mar beating Flawless Escape (11-6) by 1l, 8 ran.
Windspiel (FR) 50-1 (10-8) Not fluent 3rd, mistake 5th, always in rear, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Le Dauphin (11-0) at Kempton 2m 5f (4) gd in Apr.
Irish Prophecy (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, challenged on outside going well over 2f out, led inside final 2f, came clear final furlong, readily, won at Kempton 2m (5) gd in Feb beating Champ (11-9) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.