ARCH WALKER scored over track and trip earlier this month but could only manage fourth in soft ground on his latest start. John Weymes' charge has beaten most of today's opposition of late including Spic 'n Span, Volcanic Dust, Madame Kintyre and Brandywell Boy but may have more trouble confirming running at this track with Chester'slittlegem. Runner-up to the selection here last time, she's weighted to finish closer today while Griffin Point has the past form to figure if rediscovering her best.
Griffin Point (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) With leader, hard driven halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Rock On Candy (9-10) at Ffos Las 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Arch Walker (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) In touch and pushed along, led center over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/4l behind Wooden King (9-10) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Spic 'n Span 9-2 (9-0) Led stand side and overall leader, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Wooden King (9-10) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway halfway, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 5l behind Arch Walker (9-0) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Madame Kintyre 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Wooden King (9-10) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Flow Chart (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 14l behind Nonaynever (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs.
Chester'slittlegem (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, headway to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, hung left and weakened closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Arch Walker (9-0) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 6l behind Arch Walker (9-0) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Flaxen Lake 33-1 (8-0) Held up in last pair, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, closed on 2nd but no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Excellent Aim (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.