Call Out Loud was a comfortable winner at Doncaster nine days ago and has travelled a long way for this. With Serena Brotherton in the saddle, Mike Appleby's raider will probably be a short-priced favourite despite a 6lb higher mark. But he could find VICTOR'S BET a tough nut to crack as Ella Smith has ridden Ralph Smith runners to success in each of the last two renewals and his entry shaped with promise at Kempton on his reappearance having won amateur races over longer trips at Newbury and Goodwood last year. Choral Clan won at Chelmsford last month and One Big Surprise and For Ayman could also play a part.
Call Out Loud 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on (hand-timed), won at Doncaster 7f hcp (5) gs in Apr beating Oak Bluffs (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Victor's Bet (SPA) 66-1 (9-7) In rear, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 4l behind Blackthorn Stick (8-8) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Apr.
For Ayman 9-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, headway on wide outside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 16, 5l behind Secret Look (8-13) at Windsor 6f hcp (6) sft in Apr.
Choral Clan (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Mar beating Ellaal (9-4) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Diamonds A Dancing 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final 100 yards, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Runaiocht (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Amenable (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Ciaras Cookie (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp (6) pol in Mar.
One Big Surprise 11-4 (9-6) Close up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, joined inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, hd behind Malaysian Boleh (9-1) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gf in Apr.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Saint Honore (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Zafraaj 25-1 (9-5) Midfield, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 13 1/4l behind Maymyo (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Whistler Mountain 66-1 (9-6) Led early, chased winner until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 14 3/4l behind Demonstration (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.