There are a pretty modest bunch and a few of them are old rivals. Pull The Pin will probably start favourite but can be a tricky customer and is getting little respite from the handicapper. A high draw won't help either and Catalinas Diamond will also be trapped wide on the turn. HAADEETH has gone up a couple of pounds since second to My Meteor here, though should again beat Spic 'n Span and Studfarmer. He was engaged at Wolverhampton yesterday but this looks an easier opportunity and so gets a reluctant vote. Perrydot runs in her first handicap and could surprise a few at big odds.
Haadeeth 6-1 (8-10) Raced wide close up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong to chase winner, stayed on, gaining on winner near finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind My Meteor (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) With leader, led over 1f out, soon hung right and ridden, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 4l behind New Lease Of Life (9-0) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Red Explorer (USA) 16-1 (8-10) Led and soon clear, reduced lead over 2f out, head high and headed over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 6, 4l behind Darnathean (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in rear, no chance when switched left entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Spiraea (9-12) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Perrydot (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 28l behind Sunrise Star (9-0) at Bath 6f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Lucky Surprise 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Mambo Spirit (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Petite Fille 66-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 9l behind Aragosta (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Monty Fay (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 9, 5l behind Eager To Bow (9-1) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) gd.
Studfarmer 11-1 (8-9) Chased leader, short of room and lost place after 1f, not a factor after, 5th of 6, 11l behind My Meteor (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Spic 'n Span 16-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 6, 6l behind My Meteor (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Proper Charlie 4-1 (9-2) Soon led, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 100 yards, lost place towards finish, 4th of 7, 4l behind Chapellerie (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Shake Baby Shake 40-1 (8-0) Dwelt, tracked leaders and keen, hung right and lost place over 3f out, last of 7, 24l behind Gin Twist (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Mar '12.