Sir Michael Stoute has a good record when raiding here and CABAL can provide him with further success at the main expense of I'm Super Too and Vito Volterra. Already a winner over this trip when she obliged at Doncaster on fast ground last time, the selection has gone up 5lbs for what was a handicap debut win. She managed to negotiate and come back from traffic problems that day and there looks sure to be further improvement in her. I'm Super Too landed a Hamilton maiden last week over slightly further than this and also on quick ground. He also has some good form on this track on his CV and should go close despite a 4lb rise. Vito Volterra has put in two decent efforts at Newcastle, in particular the latter, and Michael Smith's gelding is respected with just a 2lb rise for the run. The ground will suit him ideally. Mejd looks high enough in the weights now but Tribal Myth goes well here and support for Kevin Ryan's runner would be interesting, although we prefer the claims of Cabal.
Marsh Warbler 9-1 (9-3) Chased winner after 1f, pushed along halfway, stayed well until weakened under pressure well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 15l behind Soul Station (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Cabal 14-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon switched to outside, headway over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, kept on gamely to lead post, won at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Robens Rock (9-6) by shd, 14 ran.
Mejd (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Chased winner throughout, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Venutius (9-9) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
I'm Super Too (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Led, headed narrowly over 3f out, regained lead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Cockney (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Count Bertoni (IRE) 18-1 (8-3) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 16l behind Decorative (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, kept on, headed close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Elmfield Giant (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Tribal Myth (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Dutiful (8-10) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.