Perpetually suffered in the weights after completing a double in novice company and the ground could be on the soft side for him. Quinsman's winning run came to an end at Sedgefield and the handicapper may have hold of him while El Dancer could just need the run after an absence since May. Wayward Glance is going well and likely to be in the mix and Spirit Is Needed looked on the way back to form at Sedgefield but this looks destined for SAINGLEND. Sean Curran's charge scored over the trip at Stratford in April before a tremendous run in a better race at Aintree. A run on the Flat on Sunday will have put him straight and this looks within his capabilities.
Perpetually (IRE) 3-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, lost place 2nd, pushed along 4th, fell next, in a race won by Themilanhorse (11-2) at Wincanton 2m 4f cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gf in Mar, 6 ran.
Sainglend 18-1 (11-5) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 6th, losing place when hampered 3 out, soon behind, 8th of 11, 19l behind Premier Dane (11-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f hcp hdl (2) sft in Sep.
El Dancer (GER) 3-1fav (11-1) In touch in rear, headway 3 out, chased leading pair soon after, chased winner 2 out, challenged last, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Kuilsriver (10-13) at Plumpton 2m 5f con hcp hdl 0-130 (3) sft in May.
Quinsman 6-4fav (11-12) Held up in touch, headway 6th to chase leaders, ridden before 2 out, chased winner last, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 11, 5l behind Hi George (11-5) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Wayward Glance 7-2 (11-3) Tracked leader, not fluent 7th, ridden after 9th, strong challenge 3 out, mistake 2 out, driven flat, led post, won at Worcester 2m 7f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep beating Chargen (10-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Occasionally Yours (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Towards rear, well beaten 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Kasbadali (11-0) at Ascot 3m cnd hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in Apr, 16 ran.
Aghill (IRE) 7-4 (10-4) Disputed 2nd, 3 lengths down in clear 2nd when blundered 3 out, soon outpaced, no chance with easy winner when lost 2nd after last, 3rd of 4, 31l behind Epee Celeste (10-11) at Cartmel 3m 2f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Aug.
Spirit Is Needed (IRE) 15-2 (11-9) Mid-division, pushed along after 5th, headway before next, chased winner before 2 out, kept on and held flat, 2nd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Young Mags (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd.