Shrine Mountain looks capable of giving weight away to the rest including Galley Law and Legal Lover. The recent victory of Shrine Mountain over the course-and-distance suggests that he is the one to be on here. He absolutely bolted up in a first-time visor seven days ago, finishing nine-lengths clear of his nearest rival Musical Gift, and although that was a seller, this is certainly no better, so Jack Holt's decision to run him here rather than in a handicap can pay off. Galley Law is yet another that has been successful round here in the past, but his recent form leaves him with a bit to do against the younger Shrine Mountain. Legal Lover is interesting though, as he actually finished in front of the selection at Beverley and connections will be hoping that he can maintain that form. However, Shrine Mountain improved so much last time that we reckon he can turn the tables on Legal Lover and come out on top overall.
Shrine Mountain (USA) 6-1 (9-10) Always prominent, led well over 2f out, ridden clear, won at Southwell 1m sll (6) fbs beating Musical Gift (9-9) by 9l, 12 ran.
Legal Lover (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Led, hung left over 2f out, soon headed, one pace, 5th of 16, 8l behind Scotty's Future (9-6) at Beverley 1m sll (5) gs in Apr.
Sorbiesharry (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Held up, ridden 3f out, never troubled leaders, 12th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Port 'n Starboard (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (6) pol in Apr.
Priorina (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up, never troubled leaders, 10th of 14, 6l behind Auentraum (9-6) at Kempton 7f banded stk (7) pol in Apr.
Sea Frolic (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Led until over 4f out, ridden halfway, weakened final 2f, 7th of 9, 9l behind Pawn In Life (8-8) at Southwell 7f app hcp (6) fbs.
Galley Law 5-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Heathers Girl (8-11) at Southwell 1m 3f banded stk (7) fbs in Apr.
Shardda 66-1 (8-5) Went right start, mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 18, well behind Queen's Echo (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp (6) sft.