With his confidence boosted by a ready success at Nottingham VHUJON can go in again ahead of Comptonspirit, Desperate Dan and Whiskey Junction. David Evans' charge can look very good on his day and did so when readily obliging last time. That was in an admittedly poor race but he's still very well treated under a penalty and should get a strong pace to chase here, so it'll be disappointing if Richard Evans can't guide this gelding home in front. Comptonspirit arrives in rude health too following a game success over slightly further at Warwick. This slight drop in trip isn't a problem for the mare as three of her four wins have come over five furlongs and she seems at her best when the ground is fast; up just 3lbs, she's not handicapped out of winning. Desperate Dan has his own ideas about the game but, like Vhujon, should get the strong pace he craves and has a solid record at the track. He's now down to the same mark that saw him score at Wolverhampton in March - the horse's win at Redcar was in a seller - but it has to be said he's probably a couple of pounds better on artificial surfaces. Night Affair's sole success came over course and distance and she's only 3lbs higher so this unexposed type might be worth another chance to take a place, however Whiskey Junction makes marginally more appeal as he's better than able to show last time and is undeniably well treated on the pick of his form, some of which has come here at Bath. This has the look of a tight sprint handicap but Vhujon has the ability to defy this mark with something to spare when on song and is taken to do just that.
Night Affair 7-1 (8-10) With leader, led just over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened quickly and slightly hampered inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 17l behind Kerrys Requiem (9-2) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Billy Red 16-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, ridden 2 lengths clear halfway, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Something (9-13) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Riflessione 13-2 (9-6) In touch on outside, pushed along hafway, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 10, 5l behind Desert Poppy (9-2) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Whiskey Junction 5-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Brandywell Boy (8-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Vhujon (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, eased near finish, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Baby Queen (9-3) by 2l, 7 ran.
Desperate Dan 6-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, headway entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Wreningham (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Comptonspirit 3-1fav (9-7) Always prominent, led 2f out, soon edged right, driven inside final furlong, kept on, won at Warwick 5f fll hcp (5) gf beating Revue Princess (9-6) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Plumage 12-1 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 6l behind Bermondsey Bob (9-1) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Not My Choice (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Led one rival far side, no chance final 2f, 7th of 9, 11l behind Comptonspirit (9-1) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.