tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon every chance, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra towards finish
tracked leaders, switched left over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish
in rear, smooth headway over 1f out, soon edged left, kept on to lead inside final furlong, kept on well
held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, hampered entering final furlong, kept on and no impression
held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, not much room entering final furlong, soon weakened
with leader, led 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra
held up towards rear, switched right 1f out, soon headway, switched right inside final furlong, kept on
led, headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
towards rear and pushed along, headway on inner over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards
See Vermont got the better of Rafaaf over track and trip last time but the latter re-opposes on better terms and Rob Hornby's allowance further aids his cause. But ASSERTIVE AGENT went close to taking advantage of a slide down the weights when third at Kempton on his latest start and the runner-up has subsequently boosted the form - Tony Carroll's charge may just edge this. Diamond Vine won a lower grade contest here in February but was behind See Vermont last time while though Trending scored over 5f here earlier in the year he has done all his winning to date over the minimum trip.
Assertive Agent 13-2 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, headway towards inside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 12, nk behind Douneedahand (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Rafaaf (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Prominent, led well over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind See Vermont (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) in Mar.
Trending (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Awkward and hampered start, behind, headway when short of room over 1f, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Humour (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) in Mar.
See Vermont 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched right going well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) in Mar beating Rafaaf (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
New Decade 33-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 4f out, clear 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Reginald Claude (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) in Mar.
Cottrell 13-8fav (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Saved My Bacon (9-2) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 2l behind Baltic Prince (9-6) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Charlemagne Diva 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven oevr 2f out, outpaced when switched right over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 17l behind Clubland (10-0) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Spirit In Time (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Magic Mac (8-10) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.