Several make their handicap debuts and Opening Scene is fitted with additional headgear after a show of temperament and a poor effort at Haydock. ZIGGY is preferred as he placed over a shorter trip in soft going at Beverley last time and his pedigree suggests this step up to middle-distances will bring improvement. Crestwood is another handicapping for the first time but Dolphin Vista finished closer over track and trip last time and will handle the underfoot conditions. Yuften is best on the all-weather but there should be more to come from Shining Aitch over today’s trip after placing at Yarmouth.
Avarice (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 8 1/4l behind Maori Knight (9-3) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (4) pol in May.
Dolphin Vista (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Carp Kid (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Yuften 7-1 (9-6) Midfield, ridden over 2f out, ran on, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Whatwouldyouknow (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in May.
Maykir 50-1 (9-6) In touch, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 22l behind Glencora (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in May.
Colden's Passion (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride and pushed along early, always towards rear, 9th of 10, 8 1/2l behind Epidemic (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gd in May.
Ziggy 9-2 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, took closer order when pushed after 3f out, 4th entering final furlong, stayed on well for 3rd late on, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Trevolli (9-3) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) sft in May.
Opening Scene 33-1 (8-11) Appeared reluctant to race shortly after start, in rear and latched on to main group after 5f, some headway for pressure 3f out, no extra, 6th of 8, 17 1/4l behind Yesyes (8-11) at Haydock 1m 4f fll stks (4) sft in May.
Crestwood 50-1 (9-5) Hampered start, behind, some headway final 2f, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 11 1/4l behind Jubilee Bridge (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 1f stks (5) gf in Jun.
Shining Aitch 17-2 (9-9) Towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/4l behind Glencora (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in May.
Bronze River 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out until ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly, 9th of 11, 37 3/4l behind Decora (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Confils (FR) 10-3fav (9-4) Mid-division, ridden along before 2f out, one pace thereafter, 9th of 13, 5 3/4l behind Plansina (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in May.
Reverential (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 12 1/2l behind Urban Violet (9-3) at Sandown 1m 1f hcp fll (5) sft in May.