APPLAUDE could be hard to beat if in the same form as Hamilton whilst Shared Moment is in the zone at present and should give another good account whilst Bidable is also considered. Richard Guest has been enjoying a decent run of form and he'll certainly have enjoyed Applaude's performance in Scotland as he simply bounded clear of the field to win as he liked to record his first win on the level outside of selling and claiming company. He was racing from a career low mark that day so remains well enough handicapped under his penalty. Shared Moment ran on well to score by a head over course and distance on his penultimate start and followed that performance with a good effort in claiming company at Chepstow despite racing a little keenly and should go well with Amy Ryan back in the plate. Bidable is on a mark from which she should be competitive and looks to be running into form judged by her fourth to Dr Wintringham at Chepstow but preference is for Applaude.
Applaude 8-1 (8-10) Held up, headway and switched left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Saving Grace (8-10) by 3l, 9 ran.
Head Down 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, always behind, 12th of 13, 13l behind Mambo Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Shared Moment (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Steadied start, took keen hold, soon close up behind leaders, chased winner well over 1f out, strong challenge inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Cereal Killer (8-12) at Chepstow 1m clm stks (5) gf in May.
Indian Violet (IRE) 7-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 12, 9l behind Ellies Image (8-11) at Catterick 7f mdn stks 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Lunar River (FR) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on inside, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Beaubrav (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hilbre Court (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 26l behind General Tufto (8-13) at Southwell 1m hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lady Lam (8-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Bidable 10-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Dr Wintringham (8-13) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Pacific Bay (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, 6th of 8, 9l behind My Flame (9-8) at Brighton 7f stks 0-55 (6) gf in May.
Grey Boy (GER) 14-1 (8-13) Always towards rear on outside, ridden and no progress over 2f out, 11th of 15, 17l behind Prime Circle (9-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Da Bomber (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 31l behind Lunar Limelight (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Mr Chocolate Drop (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Always behind, last of 12, 28l behind Scruffy Skip (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Mr Loire 50-1 (8-2) Dwelt, always in rear, 9th of 10, 13l behind Eager To Bow (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
My Jeanie (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Whipma Whopma Gate (8-12) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.