Sutton Veny looks to be treading water off her current mark and Arctic Lynx has gone up 11lb since December despite not winning. AVONMORE STAR struggled last year but has returned to form of late and won at Brighton before going close again last time. Placed off a 13lb higher mark last season, Richard Hannon's charge gets the vote. Clear Praise should go well despite stepping back up in class while Cut Across was beaten by the narrowest of margins on his handicap debut and there should be more to come from him and also the lightly-raced Foxtrot India. Wooden King looks best of the rest despite a below par effort last time.
Sutton Veny (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, not much room over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Johannes (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Arctic Lynx (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden halfway, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 11, 8l behind Poole Harbour (9-3) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Cheveton 7-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 10l behind Fast Shot (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Jun.
Rowe Park 25-1 (9-9) Raced far side, slowly away, never on terms, last of 14, 13l behind Jarrow (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Avonmore Star 9-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Noverre To Go (9-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Foxtrot India (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Raced near side, chased leading pair in group but not on terms, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 7l behind Jarrow (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Wooden King (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Tracked leader, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Rebecca Romero (8-11) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, soon eased, 8th of 9, 7l behind Wooden King (9-1) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Larwood (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Priceless Jewel (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Bertoliver 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders and soon pushed along, ridden insid efinal 2f, weakened over 1f out, eased when no chance inside final furlong, last of 15, 12l behind Jedward (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Clear Praise (USA) 7-1 (9-10) Raced on rail, with leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Lady Gibraltar (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Cut Across (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, good headway and hung left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, headed post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Ginzan (9-0) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Triple Dream (9-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Estonia 33-1 (8-7) Taken to post early, keen raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 15l behind Steps (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.