Talamahana is scheduled to make a swift reappearance after running second at Brighton on Monday but has the worst of the draw. Milton Bradley has a trio of entries with the potentially well-treated Lithaam likely to prove the pick under Russ Kennemore, while Ron Harris also saddles three. Perlachy and Best One are likely to need this after a break but Decider won over C&D in April and this is his level. BATELEUR was behind Kirsty Milczarek's mount that day but that was a rare below-par effort on this course by Mick Channon's gelding. He is only a pound higher than when successful here in May and can return to winning ways with Hugh Bowman taking over the reins from regular pilot Martin Harley.
Perlachy 11-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 7l behind Best Trip (9-4) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Bateleur 10-1 (9-3) Always prominent, led over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Elsie's Orphan (9-9) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Decider (USA) 4-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, chased winner halfway, ridden and no impression when edged left and lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon weakened to 4th, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Grudge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Talamahana 5-2 (9-4) Outpaced in last pair, driven over 1f out, switched right to outside and strong run to 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Bobby's Doll (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Madam Isshe 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place, last of 12, 13l behind Royal Box (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Colourbearer (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Royal Box (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Best One 20-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, just rear of mid-division, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 10l behind Young Simon (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Lisselton Cross 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dorothy's Dancing (8-11) at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Jolly Ranch 7-2fav (9-2) Prominent, outpaced over 2f out, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Triskaidekaphobia (9-1) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
My Meteor 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 12th of 13, 8l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Mar.
Flaxen Lake 50-1 (9-5) Chased winner until halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Grudge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jun.
Lithaam (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Royal Box (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Ridgeway Sapphire 40-1 (8-7) Chased leaders in centre 4f, 7th of 10, 8l behind Emiratesdotcom (9-7) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.