AMADEUS WOLFE TONE had the misfortune of coming up against the well- handicapped Magic City last week, and with this appearing to be a much easier assignment, we'll take Jamie Osborne's four-year-old to get back to winning ways. Forceful Appeal is sure to have plenty of local confidence behind him and though he has never won on turf, this does represent something of a drop in class. Dellbuoy has struggled since the handicapper retaliated for his victory in a classified stakes at Newmarket, while Kakapuka is on a losing run despite being fairly consistent of late. Top Cop is yet to recapture the form he showed as a juvenile and Andrew Balding has dispensed with the headgear that has accompanied him on his most recent starts.
Amadeus Wolfe Tone (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Magic City (10-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Top Cop 11-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, hampered when weakening entering final furlong, 10th of 12, 11l behind Rebecca Romero (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Forceful Appeal (USA) 7-1 (9-10) In touch, headway near side and hung right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Labienus (9-4) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Appointee (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 14l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Dellbuoy 10-1 (9-8) Sweating, took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along on inside 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Shamdarley (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kakapuka 17-2 (9-8) Took keen hold, pressed winner, lost 2nd 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Verse Of Love (10-2) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.
Perfect Pastime 20-1 (9-1) Bumped start in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind School Fees (9-6) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Aurens (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Virtually refused to race, continued well behind, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Arcadian Legend (9-0) at Lingfield 6f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Gigawatt 33-1 (9-3) Slowly away, towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 9, 12l behind Labienus (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.