Fly Solo failed to make the most of an easier opportunity at Musselburgh last time and Lingfield winner Right Of Appeal couldn't cope in a higher grade at Windsor on his latest start. Cavalieri scored here last month but didn't appear to stay 1m6f last time while Fair Loch makes his handicap debut on the Flat and is fit from hurdling. Deepsand has been competing in better company than this and so has ZEUS MAGIC. The latter gets a tentative vote dropped 2lb after running well in a Class 3 contest at Ripon last month.
Fair Loch 5-4fav (9-13) Tracked leader, went 2nd well over 1f out, ridden and edged right entering final furlong, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Coconell (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Deepsand (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Streets Of Newyork (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Zeus Magic 14-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, well in rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Wall Of Sound (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Cavalieri (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Mid-division, switched left and headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 8l behind Choisan (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Fly Solo 13-8fav (9-3) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Love Marmalade (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Poetic Verse 2-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, headway to 3rd over 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Checkpoint (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Cloud Monkey (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Went left start, in rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 9l behind Aramist (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Tinseltown 8-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, headed over 9f out, chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders, led again over 1f out until 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Cavalieri (8-10) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Right Of Appeal 10-1 (8-12) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 8l behind Stampede (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.