A very mediocre contest may go to Gravardlax ahead of Agilete and Oberon's Prize. Bets are definitely best kept to the bare minimum here, and only the most tentative of votes goes to Gravardlax who is in fact still a maiden after 23 career outings. However he has been steadily plumetting down the weights since making his debut for Brian Meehan in better company three years ago, and is taken to finally make his mark. Agilete is another long-standing maiden who fits a similar profile, but his form of late is not as good as that of the selection. Oberon's Prize is lightly raced and if there is any support for Vince Smith's four-year-old then take heed, but it is Gravardlax that gets the vote.
Agilete 16-1 (8-4) Hampered start, led centre group over 6f out and overall leader, headed 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 15l behind Polish Index (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m hcap (5) gf in Apr.
Ben Bacchus (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and in rear, effort 4f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 31l behind Tedstale (10-0) at W'hampton 1m 6f clm (6) pol in Nov.
Bold Trump 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, some late headway, never reached challenging position, 5th of 13, 6l behind Heathers Girl (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f banded stk (7) fbs in Apr.
Gravardlax 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear and outpaced, effort over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 8l behind Miss Glory Be (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) pol in Apr.
Stylish Sunrise (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Led briefly, prominent until ridden and weakened 5f out, 8th of 9, 32l behind Loop The Loup (9-13) at Chepstow 2m clm (6) gf in Jul.
Rythm N Rhyme (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, prominent, pushed along 6f out, soon lost place, 8th of 12, 41l behind Chater Knight (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 4f app sll (6) pol in Apr.
Oberon's Prize 20-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 12, well behind Chater Knight (9-0) at W'hampton 1m 4f app sll (6) pol in Apr.