Slaithwaite’s recent third here, when ahead of Simon's Smile, was his best run for some time and he must have a chance in a race like this. Ventura Bay needs forgiving a poor run here last time but has claims on earlier efforts at Windsor and Haydock. Myklachi improved in headgear at Carlisle but ARMS OF AN ANGEL wasn’t disgraced on her belated reappearance on Monday and makes a swift return to action. She should do better over this sort of trip this year.
X Rated (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) In rear, very wide into straight 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 6 1/4l behind Street Poet (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Arms Of The Angel (GER) 20-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, took keen hold early, well beaten over 1f out, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Beechwood Jude (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Simon's Smile (FR) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Patchouli (9-8) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Ventura Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Led early, prominent, outpaced over 2f out, no impression after, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Cardano (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Amy Blair 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Chinese Spirit (9-12) at Hamilton 1m hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Amity Island 16-1 (9-5) In touch, driven and effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 6 1/2l behind Steel Helmet (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Myklachi (FR) 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 7 3/4l behind Champagne Terri (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp (6) sft in May.
Slaithwaite (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Mid-division, effort on outside over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Patchouli (9-8) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Heldtoransom 100-1 (8-11) Reared start, behind, struggling over 3f out, lost touch 2f out, 13th of 14, 30l behind Tipperary Jack (9-2) at Kempton 7f stks (4) pol in Jun.