A typically competitive handicap at this track in which few can be ignored. Mark Johnston has strong claims through last month's C&D winner Jutland and Tartan Gunna, who is back on a winning mark, while Mirrored was a fair fifth at Redcar after winning at Doncaster. Sam Sharp won on his reappearance at Haydock while Light From Mars landed the Spring Cup at Newbury in April and owner Marwan Koukash likes nothing better than to have a winner on the Roodeye. Godolphin's Lost In The Moment and Opera Gal, runner-up at Doncaster eight days ago, are others to consider but ABSINTHE's run at Kempton earlier this month will have blown away a few cobwebs and Walter Swinburn's gelding, very progressive last summer, could be worth a speculative wager here with John Fahy taking off a valuable 3lb.
Light From Mars 10-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra, 9th of 18, 3 1/2l behind St Moritz (9-2) at York 1m listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in May.
Lost In The Moment (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) 9th of 10, 13l behind Emirates Champion (9-1) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 3f hcp in Mar.
Jutland 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and lost place over 3f out, soon weakened, 14th of 15, 21l behind Nanton (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Opera Gal (IRE) 85-40fav (9-7) Tracked leaders on inner, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Bea Remembered (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f flls hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Mirrored 11-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up behind, pushed along 4f out, headway on inner over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Nanton (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Bonfire Knight 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 7, 8l behind Huygens (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Sam Sharp (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway going well over 3f out, switched left and challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May beating Tartan Trip (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 16 ran.
Absinthe (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 11l behind Constant Contact (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Always in rear, 16th of 20, 12l behind Smarty Socks (8-11) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Gritstone 10-3fav (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, disputed 2nd 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Oriental Cat (9-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Tartan Gunna 6-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, effort over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Beaumont's Party (8-11) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Danderek 11-2 (11-0) Soon chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 26l behind Ravi River (10-10) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Fantasy Gladiator 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Norman Orpen (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.