Dexileos, Tommytyler and Bob Baileys are the shortlisted trio in another desperate affair and the vote is given to Bob Baileys. The selection won well under a forceful ride last time when narrowly beating Tuscan Treaty on this track. The blinkers seem to have worked the oracle with this horse and as they are applied again today he looks the one to be with. Dexileos tried to make-all but he was just caught in the shadows of the post last time and he could be worth another chance today. Tommytyler has been knocking on the door of late and it will be a surprise if he is not good enough to at least make the frame. Gala Sunday was once quite useful but he has regressed quite significantly and for the winner we will return to Bob Baileys.
Bob Baileys 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon edged right, kept on under pressure, won at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) pol in Apr beating Tuscan Treaty (8-12) by a hd, 13 ran.
Dexileos (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Led, ridden 3f out, headed near finish, no extra, 2nd of 13, nk behind Welsh Whisper (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) std in Apr.
Dolly 66-1 (7-7) Slowly into stride, keen, in rear, not handle track, last of 13, 11l behind Dance To The Blues (8-3) at Brighton 5f hcp (6) frm in Aug.
Gala Sunday (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden, weakened 3f out, 11th of 13, 20l behind Star Fern (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) pol in Dec.
Iceni Warrior 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Welsh Whisper (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) std in Apr.
Kalani Star (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace, no impression final furlong, 7th of 16, 13l behind Up Tempo (9-11) at Newcastle 7f app clm (6) gf.
Tommytyler (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) In touch, led 3f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Faithisflying (8-10) at Southwell 1m mdn clm (7) fbs in Apr.
Viscount Rossini 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 13, 3l behind Welsh Whisper (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f banded stk (7) std in Apr.