French import TETBURY has gradually slipped down the weights and took advantage at Ripon last time. There looks to be more to come from him now finally off the mark and he's preferred to Tornado Force. The latter has been running well without success over shorter trips of late and will appreciate the return to 1m4f but Gran Maestro was less convincing over today's trip at York last time. El Bravo finished second at Hamilton recently but is upped a grade for this.
Tetbury (USA) 9-4 (9-6) Made all, joined 3f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Choisan (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Gran Maestro (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, not much room 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 14, 8l behind Looks Like Rain (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Dark Dune (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 8th of 10, 17l behind Fennell Bay (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Tornado Force (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, no impression towards finish, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Understory (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Tinseltown 14-1 (9-1) Soon led, keen hold, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1 out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Size (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sedgwick 16-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 12l behind Street Entertainer (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Silver Tigress 11-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway 3f out, every chance 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 9l behind Tenhoo (9-11) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
El Bravo 9-2 (9-0) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, led over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, hd behind Schmooze (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.