A winner on the Polytrack in April, Rondeau has every chance having gone close in a couple of starts since while Bassett Road is open to further improvement and has claims on his win at Haydock last month. Leadenhall Lass usually runs her race at this track, though that might not be good enough in this company, while Chilli Green and Elna Bright have claims if back to their best. SPACE STATION won this last year and is back for another crack. He's failed to figure in much better company recently, but this is more his level and Simon Dow's charge could start at tempting odds.
Elna Bright 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, keen headway halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 7l behind Dunelight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Moretta Blanche 16-1 (9-12) Held up in last pair, modest headway inside final furlong,never on terms, 7th of 13, 7l behind Thunderball (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Space Station 33-1 (8-4) Towards rear, headway 2f out, no impression after, 11th of 18, 11l behind Dance And Dance (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Chilli Green 5-2 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 4, 3l behind Valencha (9-1) at Goodwood 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Ghostwing 14-1 (9-4) Always in rear, last of 11, 10l behind Duster (9-5) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Plume 8-1 (9-7) Keen, prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 12l behind Poppy Seed (9-13) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Rondeau (GR) 3-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear on rail, switched left halfway, headway 2f out, switched left again approaching final furlong, ran on inside final furlong, closed on 2nd close home unable to reach winner, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Kakapuka (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bassett Road (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Keen close up, ridden 2f out, hung right and weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 7l behind Johnny Castle (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Nezami (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, struggling after, never a factor, 7th of 10, 16l behind Truism (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Baby Dottie 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 9l behind Divine Call (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Leadenhall Lass (IRE) 28-1 (8-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 12, 16l behind Free For All (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Micky P 18-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 13, 9l behind Thunderball (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Proper Charlie 20-1 (8-12) Chased leading trio, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 8l behind Galiando (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf.