A competitive claimer gets proceedings underway and from a shortlist of Hillbre Court, Rankayo Hitam and Sistos Fascination we will side with Sistos Fascination as the pick. Marco Botti has had a good season so far and although this 3-year-old has been a little disappointing on his last two starts, he did win a handicap at Kempton in January. In this grade he looks to hold solid claims and he looks the value pick. Hillbre Court is a course and distance winner, and he is another who has been a little disappointing of late. However, he is dropped into this grade for the first time today and he has to be respected. The slight worry is the trip as he has been racing over further than this of late. Rankayo Hitam is interesting as Paul Cole's colt is relatively lightly-raced and he has got some solid form in handicap company. He was doing his best work at the finish over 7f last time so this extra furlong should suit tonight and he can go close. Teasing, What's for Tea and Tagula Sands are others worthy of a mention, but in a race where few can be ruled out we will side with Sistos Fascination as the pick.
Teasing 12-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 6l behind Chjimes (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Hilbre Court (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Soon led, set strong pace, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 25l behind My Aunt Fanny (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gs.
Rankayo Hitam (USA) 22-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, kept on towards finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bomber Command (9-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Autograph Hunter 8-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, behind, ridden over 3f out, plugged on one pace, 6th of 10, 5l behind Grand Diamond (9-4) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Babieca (USA) 3-1fav (9-10) Led, headed 3f out, soon outpaced, no impression final 2f, 5th of 12, 10l behind Cherri Fosfate (9-10) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) gd in Apr.
Tagula Sands (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, well behind Royal Storm (9-5) at Salisbury 7f clm (5) gf.
Lady Lorins 25-1 (9-1) Slowly away, held up, always in rear, 8th of 13, 21l behind Colorado Springs (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll (6) gf.
Sistos Fascination 8-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, outpaced over 3f out, no impression after, 6th of 7, 6l behind Ten To The Dozen (9-0) at Warwick 1m clm (5) gf.
What's For Tea 4-1 (8-8) Led, headed after 2f, ridden 2f out, soon held, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Caltire (8-8) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) gs in May.
Ile Royale 16-1 (8-0) Pulled hard, in touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 7, 18l behind Choreography (9-12) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Valverde (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, outpaced, ridden and edged left to rail and ran on from over 1f out, kept on to lead close home, won at Bath 6f clm (5) gd beating Towy Boy (8-13) by a nk, 11 ran.