Jackie Love normally goes well for an apprentice and is back over her best trip. The Mongoose has claims on his best form and finished ahead of Gracie's Games at Chepstow earlier this month but there hasn't been much encouragement in the recent runs of Spartic, All Right Now and Fairy Mist. The Guru Of Gloom and Jonnie Skull have also gone off the boil but KATMAI RIVER can't drop much later in the ratings and Joey Haynes takes off a further 7lb here. He probably won't get a better chance to end a losing run that stretches back more than a year.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place and edged right, last of 12, 18l behind Creek Falcon (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leader until over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened final furlong, eased towards finish, 6th of 7, 6l behind Good Luck Charm (9-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
The Mongoose 6-1 (8-9) Chased leader until halfway, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 11th of 12, 19l behind Sarangoo (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Jackie Love (IRE) 7-1 (7-11) Held up towards rear, headway entering final furlong, no extra, 8th of 9, 4l behind Shared Moment (8-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Gracie's Games 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 1f out, 14th of 16, 12l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Spartic 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 18l behind Dancing Maite (8-13) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
All Right Now 14-1 (9-7) Pulled hard, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, well held over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 16, 13l behind Peak Storm (9-7) at Chepstow 7f stks 0-55 (6) sft in May.
Katmai River (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 10l behind Dancing Maite (8-13) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) Soon outpaced in rear, beaten halfway, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Nafa (9-7) at Lingfield 5f sell stks (6) pol.