BERRYMEAD is given only the tentative vote to land the finale with both Multahab and Music Box Express worth noting. The selection is only two pounds higher in the weights since winning over course and distance last time out. He shows plenty of speed in his races and is drawn well once again. If he can recapture the same level of form he is sure to go close. Multahab won around here last September so clearly handles the track. His recent form does not look good enough though so he should be treated with caution. Music Box Express caught the eye when finishing an eye catching second to Pic Up Sicks at Folkestone last time out. He is however two pounds higher in the weights for his troubles which does seem a little harsh. Berrymead looks the form pick and is taken to land the finale.
Malapropism 16-1 (10-0) Chased leaders to halfway far side group, 16th of 17, 13l behind Twosheetstothewind (9-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Billy Red 9-1 (8-10) Led until headed over 1f out, kept on, weakening when hampered and checked entering final furlong, 11th of 12, 10l behind Royal Intruder (8-12) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Cosmic Destiny (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Steadied start, progress and shaken up over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 4l behind Sands Crooner (9-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Music Box Express 9-2fav (8-11) Raced stand side, led and overall leader, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Pic Up Sticks (9-4) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Firenza Bond 50-1 (9-3) In touch, towards inside when hampered inside final 2f, soon switched left and hampered again, soon hung left and beaten, 9th of 10, 12l behind Ziggy Lee (8-11) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Orpen's Art (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Hampered at start and always towards rear far side group, 11th of 17, 7l behind Twosheetstothewind (9-8) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Best One 9-2 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to lead, headed over 2f out, still well there 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Caribbean Coral (9-4) at Bath 6f sell stks (6) fm.
Berrymead 7-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, clipped heels and nearly fell over 4f out and lost place, ridden and headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Kalligal (9-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Prince of Delphi 12-1 (10-12) Led, hung right 2f out, soon headed, weakened 1f out, 10th of 17, 7l behind Just Sam (10-9) at Redcar 6f (6) gf in May.
Multahab 25-1 (9-5) Started slowly, always in rear, struggling final 2f, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 9l behind Garstang (9-10) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Green Lagonda (AUS) 13-2 (8-13) Raced stand side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not pace to challenge, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Pic Up Sticks (9-4) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Rapanui Belle 12-1 (8-2) Raced keenly in towards rear, ridden and effort 2f out, not reached leaders, one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Billy Beetroot (8-13) at Brighton 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Fifer (IRE) 150-1 (8-12) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 30l behind Dr Jameson (9-3) at Beverley 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.