The Holyman has been in good form on the Polytrack while Lieutenant Kojak certainly wasn't winning out of turn at Ripon, though his ability to stay this far has yet to be proved. Kuda Huraa is open to plenty of improvement after just three starts, though the handicapper has taken no chances with Roger Varian's four-year-old, and it would be no surprise to see Gunslinger put in an improved performance after a couple of pipe-openers. Kathleen Frances and Battleoftrafalgar struggle to get their head in front, however, while Ampleforth looks a little one-paced and Reggie Perrin is taking on better opposition than when second over C&D last week. SIGNIFICANT MOVE was much too keen on his reappearance at Sandown but that run should have brought him on and he's back on a winning mark. Further rain wouldn't be a problem and Stuart Kittow's charge gets the vote.
Kuda Huraa (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Quiz Mistress (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Gunslinger (FR) 33-1 (9-0) Steadied start, took keen hold and soon close up in chasing group, pushed along and hung right over 3f out, pushed left inside final 3f, weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 33l behind Quiz Mistress (9-6) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
The Holyman (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Made all, set steady pace, ridden and quickened pace 2f out, stayed on final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Feb beating Sand Skier (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Uphold 20-1 (9-5) Pressed leader, led 10f out, headed over 3f out, weakened and eased from over 2f out, 10th of 11, well behind Solaras Exhibition (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Significant Move 9-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 18l behind Choral Festival (8-9) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Lieutenant Kojak 9-4fav (8-2) Slowly into stride and soon pushed along in rear, ridden 6f out, headway under pressure 3f out, soon not clear run, switched right and left until got clear over 1f out, led 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, ran on gamely, won at Ripon 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun beating Las Verglas Star (9-1) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Kathleen Frances 5-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Solaras Exhibition (8-12) at Chester 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Ampleforth 11-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, hard pressed for 3rd final furlong, no impression with front pair final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Battleoftrafalgar 10-1 (9-4) Led, quickened clear over 3f out to 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 2f, 3rd and held inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Achalas (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Tanjung Agas (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden 6f out, soon weakened, last of 16, 45l behind Apache Drums (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 4f hcp 50-75 sft in Apr.
Reggie Perrin 15-2 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden and closed on leaders over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, went 2nd near finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Colinca's Lad (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.