CHESTER'SLITTLEGEM is trying her best to end a long losing run. She went close again over course and distance last week and may finally come good today. Volcanic Dust, Brandywell Boy and Spic 'n Span all finished behind the selection last time so Burnt Cream looks a bigger threat on the back of a second at Yarmouth. Little China won a seller on the all-weather last month and is preferred to the veteran Almaty Express, who is 5lb higher than when scoring over 6f at Catterick recently.
Spic 'n Span 18-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden halfway, every chance when edged right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Griffin Point (9-7) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Burnt Cream 5-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, in touch, headway halfway, every chance over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Imaginary Diva (9-6) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Almaty Express 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 7l behind Burren View Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leading trio, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Griffin Point (9-7) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Perlachy 20-1 (8-11) Outpaced towards rear, never involved, 14th of 16, 12l behind Chosen One (9-2) at Bath 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Apr.
Little China 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Commandingpresence (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Chester'slittlegem (IRE) 9-4fav (8-4) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Griffin Point (9-7) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Ridden along in rear, headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Griffin Point (9-7) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Ishetoo 16-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, never a factor, 6th of 7, 7l behind Imaginary Diva (9-6) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.