Balducci makes a quick reappearance after winning at Haydock on Thursday. He'll cope with the faster ground but a penalty leaves him vulnerable to the likes of DUBAI DYNAMO. The latter finished well ahead of Norse Blues when third at Newcastle last time and Ruth Carr's charge drops down a grade for this. Sound Advice is difficult to catch right and the handicappper has done him no favours raising him 5lb for finishing second at Carlisle recently.
Balducci 13-2 (9-12) Made all, ridden over 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Multi Bene (9-11) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Pintura 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along well over 2f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 14l behind Dutch Rose (9-2) at York 7f (2) gs in May.
Sound Advice 13-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, chased winner and every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Johnno (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Unsinkable (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 14th of 17, 19l behind Ocean Tempest (9-3) at Doncaster 1m hcp (4yo+) (2) sft in Mar.
Dubai Dynamo 15-2 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Dance And Dance (9-1) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Norse Blues 6-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 7th of 8, 7l behind Dance And Dance (9-1) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Close up, pushed along and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Genius Boy (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Silver Rime (FR) 16-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 16, 15l behind Johnno (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Kiwi Bay 8-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Genius Boy (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.