With perfect timing, Gabbiano has now dropped back to the same mark as when landing last year's renewal. He won't be far away again and neither will the in-form Iffranesia, up 5lb for winning at Doncaster last time. Others arriving in fine form but raised in class include Bajan Bear and Perfect Muse. The latter has more scope for improvement on the back of a Newbury success and is also preferred to Go Nani Go. BISPHAM GREEN drops down a grade after a third to Another Wise Kid at Pontefract last week. That run suggests he can score off his current mark and David O'Meara's sprinter gets the vote.
Gabbiano 9-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Shore Step (9-9) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Go Nani Go 10-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on far rail, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 6l behind Pearl Blue (9-8) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Bispham Green 14-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Another Wise Kid (9-12) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Iffranesia (FR) 5-1 (9-6) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Doncaster 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Random Success (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Stone Of Folca 16-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Line Of Reason (9-9) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Outer Space 14-1 (9-6) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 15, 10l behind Shore Step (9-9) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Breccbennach 9-2 (9-8) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-12) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Secret Missile 16-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Role Player (9-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Perfect Muse 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to go 2nd inside final furlong, kept to lead towards finish, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Alpha Delta Whisky (9-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bajan Bear 5-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Jamesbo's Girl (9-4) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lupo D'oro (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, switched left to far rail halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 8th of 11, 5l behind Pearl Blue (9-8) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Daylight (9-1) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed final strides, 2nd of 10, nk behind Light From Mars (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.