BIRCH GROVE, lightly-raced for a four-year-old, could well have more to offer. He's done most of his racing on artificial surfaces but his debut run was a promising effort back in 2017 on soft ground in a decent Newbury novice so hopefully conditions will not be an issue. Dylan Hogan is looking good value for his claim and the Galileo filly can give weight away all round. Lilypad is interesting in that she's lightly-raced but she returns from a break. Velvet Vision has shaped well in fair handicaps this term and should be on the premises if handling her first experience of forecast soft ground.
Birch Grove (IRE) 10-3 (9-5) Bumped start, held up in touch in last pair, good headway on inside tracking leaders over 2f out, switched right and hampered over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Point In Time (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Apr.
Voi 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on into 2nd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Katiesheidinlisa (8-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp fll (4) gd in May.
Velvet Vision 11-2 (9-8) Pulled hard, prominent, ridden over 2f out, not pace of leaders inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Glacier Fox (9-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Apr.
Kismat 25-1 (9-3) Ridden away from stalls, towards rear, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 12 1/4l behind Zamandas (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Lilypad (IRE) 13-8fav (9-2) Held up in mid-division, not much room over 2f out, soon switched right and effort, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Arabic Culture (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Roser Moter (IRE) 6-1 (10-13) Raced keenly, chased leader until 4 out, weakened next, tailed off and pulled up before 2 out, at Southwell 2m hcp (5) gd in Mar.
Going Native 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Cold Harbour (8-10) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in May.
Warning Light 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt, behind, outpaced halfway, soon beaten, 9th of 12, 12 1/4l behind Little Miss Daisy (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Lulu Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, behind, never troubled leaders, 8th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Arlecchino's Arc (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Apr.
Lady Alavesa 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind She Believes (9-13) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp fll (4) gs in May.