There are a few in this handicap on a bit of form but having scored on his only previous run here preference is for POPANNAN, who can land a hat-trick while denying Avrilo the same feat and Kakapuka can also make the frame. Versatile as far has conditions are concerned the pick won a soft ground Windsor contest off a low looking rating before showing improved form to score at Brighton last time. He looks a horse on the up and should be capable from just 4lbs heavier in the handicap. Avrilo has won three of his last four starts and set up this hat-trick bid with a very easy victory on the turf at Lingfield. The handicapper has taken note and we think the pick is now better treated. Kakapuka is also entered at Goodwood on Friday but if taking up this assignment is given a chance after a consistent run of results while Desperate Dan hails from a stable in form and looks value for the places with a good record at this track. It promised to be one of the better races on the card and Poppanan looks just the one to side with.
Little Edward 11-4 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Monte Mayor One (8-1) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in May.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Novellen Lad (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Barons Spy (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Chased clear leader, under pressure well over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Alfresco (8-7) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Poppanan (USA) 5-4fav (8-10) Took keen hold, 3rd on rail, going well when eased out over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Highland Harvest (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Whiskey Junction 13-2 (9-6) Led, ridden 2f out, driven inside final furlong, headed final strides, 3rd of 10, hd behind Piazza San Pietro (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Colorus (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Chosen One (8-4) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Desperate Dan 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Avrilo 3-1fav (9-7) Chased leader, led over 1f out, ran on well, comfortably, won at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gf beating Baby Queen (9-8) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Lithaam (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden halfway, never going pace of leaders, 6th of 7, 5l behind Desperate Dan (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Kakapuka 4-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and kept on to go 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 7, 3l behind London Gold (9-4) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Raced center, held up, switched right 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Foxy Music (9-7) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.