MOHAWK RIDGE had beaten Graceful Descent at Newcastle before following up at Musselburgh last time. Michael Dods has found him a good opportunity here and a hat-trick looks on the cards. Villa Royale is a threat if back to her best after a modest comeback effort at Thirsk when Tinseltown finished ahead of her in fourth. Royal Sea has a recent placed effort on the Polytrack to his credit but Pertuis is preferred as this looks easier than his latest task at Pontefract where he finished third.
Mohawk Ridge 5-1 (8-11) Made all, ridden over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Hawdyerwheesht (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Quite Sparky 28-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Toto Skyllachy (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May '12.
Villa Royale 9-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 9l behind Roman Flight (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Graceful Descent (FR) 13-2 (9-10) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 39l behind Kingarrick (8-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Patavium (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 15l behind Bright Applause (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tinseltown 20-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, chased winner but no chance, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th in closing stages, 4th of 14, 7l behind Roman Flight (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Pertuis (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Special Mix (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf.
Royal Sea (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung right from over 1f out, driven and stayed on towards finish, not reached leaders, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Dubara Reef (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.