With terms in his favour and in the midst of a purple patch FREMEN looks the call in this claimer ahead of Caprio while Pyrus Time looks the only other one in with a realistic chance. Chasing a four timer here and his fifth victory in six starts the pick showed no signs of stopping this run of form with a convincing victory at Wolverhampton last time. He's won on quick ground before and his yard remain in good heart. Caprio is the highest rated in the line-up but has it to do on these terms. It's a while since he's raced on grass but he handles it just fine and he should be in the mix. Pyrus Time has 11lbs to find with the pick and it's hard to see him overturning the form with the selection after their last meeting. Tuscan King isn't weighted out of a shot at the places and he does well at this level but on this form Fremen is impossible to oppose.
Caprio (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on inside 2f out, keeping on when hampered on rail twice inside final furlong, not recover, 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Primaeval (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Fremen (USA) 9-4 (9-0) Led after 1f, headed 7f out, remained close up, ridden to lead again 1f out, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Apr beating Plush (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Pyrus Time (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Keen, led 7f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Fremen (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Apr.
Landucci 16-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Chief Red Cloud (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Berry Pomeroy 150-1 (8-8) Mid-division, lost place soon after halfway, 14th of 15, 44l behind Ogre (8-8) at Chepstow 1m clm stks (6) gf in Jul '08.
James Pollard (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Bernix (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Mountain Pass (USA) 22-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 5l behind Tous Les Deux (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Tuscan King 16-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 11, 5l behind Agony And Ecstasy (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Belle Park 33-1 (8-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar beating Moonlight Serenade (8-9) by 3/4l, 11 ran.