Viola Park carries 6lb extra for winning at Kempton last week and Final Attack is upped 5lb after scoring over track and trip. Caledonia Laird also won over course and distance recently and has been raised the same amount while Lord Murphy was successful here in April and ran well again last time. But it could be the turn of COVIGLIA today as he was beaten only neck at Ayr on his reappearance and first start for Jaqueline Coward and can race off the same mark today.
Viola Park 11-1 (9-2) Made all, strongly pressed inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in May beating Sarangoo (9-7) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Caledonia Laird 10-3fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in May beating Cat Royale (9-5) by 2l, 10 ran.
Lord Murphy (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up, headway on outer to track leader 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Mischief Managed (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in May.
Canadian Royal 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never nearer, 9th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Tawaafoq (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Dear Bruin (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Taken to post early, tracked stand side leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/4l behind The Lacemaker (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp fll (6) gd in May.
Coviglia (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and just held post, 2nd of 12, nk behind Pepys (9-13) at Ayr 1m hcp (6) gf in May.
Final Attack (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in May beating Fairway To Heaven (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Princess Way (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, every chance in bunch finish towards finish, just held, 4th of 13, 1/2l behind Fortune And Glory (9-13) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in May.
Rising Sunshine (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Caledonia Laird (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in May.
Rapid Rise (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Raced wide in rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Mischief Managed (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in May.
Rock Of Monaco 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 15 1/4l behind American Patrol (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Feb.
Percy Toplis 66-1 (8-7) Raced centre, mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon behind and outpaced, 10th of 12, 18l behind Gulland Rock (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp (6) gf in May.