RAWDON, Clipperdown and Cactus King make the shortlist here with Rawdon, attractively weighted here, getting the vote. Clipperdown had been in the doldrums until showing a glimpse of form when just touched off in a claimer last time. A further drop in class here gives him a chance. Cactus King was fourth in that claimer, and had won a similar event at Kempton in March. He is capable, but has to overturn form with Clipperdown. Rawdon ran well at Southwell in a similar race before being well beaten in a handicap recently. This is a weak affair, and Rawdon, who has run well here previously, is well treated and can return to winning form.
Cactus King 15-2 (8-9) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden and slightly outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near to challenge, 6th of 8, 4l behind Polish Power (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in May.
City Stable (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, no impression final 2f, 6th of 8, 11l behind Polish Power (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Clipperdown (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Held up last, still in rear over 1f out, headway on outer 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Polish Power (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Homebred Star 16-1 (8-8) Always struggling in rear, 6th of 7, 15l behind Mamichor (8-13) at Brighton 1m clm stks (6) fm in Jun '07.
Mystic Art (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 7th of 16, 9l behind Cwm Rhondda (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in May.
Rawdon (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, stayed alone on far rail straight, not on terms with leaders when hung right towards main group final 2f, 4th of 5, 14l behind Megalala (8-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Sunset Boulevard (IRE) 10-3fav (8-7) Mid-division, took closer order from over 3f out, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Manshoor (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Turner's Touch 10-1 (8-6) Held up in touch on outside, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, 7th of 8, 12l behind Polish Power (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Pinnacle Point 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leader to 6f out, stayed prominent, went 2nd and effort over 1f out, not quicken and weakened final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Epsom Salts (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Medieval Maiden 13-2 (8-7) Held up in mid-division on outside, steady headway from 4f out, stayed on to chase winner over 1f out, ridden, head high, edged left and no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Jafaru (8-10) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in May.
The Slider 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 18l behind Clear Sailing (9-6) at Great Leighs 1m 2f sell stks (5) pol in Jan.
Champagne Shadow (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, soon no impression, 4th of 8, 2l behind Little Carmela (10-0) at Great Leighs 1m 6f hcap (6) pol in Jan.
Terminate (GER) 11-2 (9-3) Behind, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inisde final furlong, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Nawamees (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f 4yo sell stks (6) gd in May.