Most of the older horses have been hurdling and Vodka Wells is preferred to Spot The Pro, Claude Carter and Wor Lass as the former makes his debut on the Flat. Dancin Alpha and Malraaj look to have the best form of the three-year-olds with experience, though that's not saying much in this company, and a chance is taken on the newcomer BEN BULBEN PACE. He's out of a Listed winner over 1m2f and will not need to be anything special to open his account at the first time of asking.
Claude Carter 28-1 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along 4f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 18l behind Some Site (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) sft.
Spot The Pro (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, pulled up before last, in a race won by Bordoni (11-12) at Hexham 2m hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft, 6 ran.
Vodka Wells (FR) 8-1 (11-5) Held up in rear, ridden and well beaten 2 out, 11th of 13, 28l behind Dispour (11-8) at Sandown 2m 4yo hcp hdl (2) gs in Apr.
Charedal 80-1 (9-8) Very slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 6, 19l behind Mr McLaren (9-5) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gs.
Teide Mistress (USA) 18-1 (10-2) In rear, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 47l behind Red Lion Rock (10-12) at Carlisle 1m 6f 3yo NH flat (6) hvy in Nov.
Wor Lass 28-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, recovered to press leader after 1f until over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, went remote 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 16l behind Ruwasi (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft.
Ben Bulben Pace (IRE) Fastnet Rock gelding out of Littlepacepaddocks.
Dancin Alpha 25-1 (9-5) Outpaced, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 7l behind Wilde Inspiration (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.
Malraaj 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Abbey Village (9-2) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Blue Jacket (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Slowly away, always well in rear, last of 5, 22l behind Sitting Pritty (9-0) at Catterick 6f fll mdn auc stks (6) sft in May.
Pal Ella Byron filly out of Bridge Pal.
Queens Park (FR) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 9l behind Wilde Inspiration (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in May.