BASLE has the best recent form having been placed on her last four starts. The latest came over C&D last month when beaten less than a length and she can race off the same mark today. Sairaam and Irie Ute separated poor efforts with wins at Leicester and this track respectively and it's anybody's guess how that pair will perform while July Days has failed to figure since scoring here in February. Lutine Charlie is back on a winning mark if in the mood while Sermons Mount began this year on a 14lb higher mark but remains badly out of sorts.
Lucky Mellor 33-1 (9-2) Led, headed and short of room over 4f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 21l behind Beachwood Bay (8-9) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Feb.
Not My Choice (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden halfway, not troubled leaders, 8th of 12, 9l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-13) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Sermons Mount (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Outpaced towards rear, never a factor, last of 11, 14l behind Efistorm (9-1) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Paperetto (8-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Irie Ute 16-1 (10-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 12l behind Takitwo (10-7) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Basle 3-1fav (9-9) In rear, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, effort to press winner entering final furlong, no impression and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Conry (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
July Days (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Tracked leader until 4f out, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 9l behind Sir Mozart (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Sairaam (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 32l behind Russian Rave (9-6) at Leicester 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Moody Dancer 8-1 (9-7) In touch in mid-division, dropped rear over 3f out, no impression after, 6th of 9, 8l behind Rockme Cockney (9-1) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Petrarchan 20-1 (8-8) Slowly away, in rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 10l behind Myboyalfie (9-12) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jun.
Gazboolou 13-2 (8-8) Held up, not clear run from 3f out until switched left well over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 8l behind Join Up (9-1) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Whitstable Native 10-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always behind, stayed on far side in straight, never on terms, 12th of 14, 17l behind Custom House (9-1) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gs in May.