Lancaster Lad won this race last year but was desperately disappointing last time so we'll opt for BATHWICK PURSUIT ahead of Proud Junior. Lancaster Lad is more than capable of going close but he has something to find at the weights and trailed home in last place in a mile handicap at the track just seven days ago. Lady Florence is one of the more consistent performers in the field having gone well in the same handicap as Lancaster Lad last week but she has yet to win a race in twenty one attempts and may have to settle for a minor role once more. Maddy and Cash In The Attic aren't forlorn hopes whilst support for La Belle Joannie would be of interest but it may be best to concentrate on Proud Junior and Bathwick Pursuit. The booking of Ryan Moore takes the eye for the Callaghan runner and he may be able to step up on the form of his three runs in maidens but David Evans is a force to be reckoned with at this level and has booked a jockey who rides this track well. The colt takes a marked drop in trip and has generally been well held but he has an obvious chance in this company and it would be no surprise to see Bathwick Pursuit take it.
Lancaster Lad (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up never dangerous, last of 11, 33l behind Hypnotic (9-7) at Brighton 1m (6) gf.
Never Sold Out (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Steadied start, soon in mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Goose Green (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) fm.
Cognac Boy (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Belated Silver (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol.
La Belle Joannie 40-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 18l behind Royal Superlative (8-8) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gd.
Lady Florence 15-2 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden and effort well over 1f out, soon hung left, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Hypnotic (9-7) at Brighton 1m (6) gf.
Maddy 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway to lead over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 9l behind Theocritus (9-8) at Brighton 1m 2f (6) gd.
Bathwick Pursuit 20-1 (8-8) Behind, kept on from over 1f out, not troubled leaders final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Haafhd Time (8-7) at Kempton 1m 4f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Proud Junior (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never better, 6th of 11, 10l behind Intolerable (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Cash In The Attic 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Northern Flyer (8-10) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.