Derek Haydn Jones has strong claims on this handicap as he sends out a pair of last time out winners in WESTWOOD and Gwilym but with the first mentioned looking better treated the vote lands there while a third last time out success story Ray Of Joy may also have his say. The selection banished a rare poor run two starts back to grab his last time out score by seven lengths at Southwell. He's just as effective on turf and if in the same mood again he'll be tough to beat. Gwilym wasn't stopping when getting the better of Leujenie at Windsor on his latest and with the form looking rock solid from that contest he should go close. Ray Of Joy was comfortable in victory last time at Kempton but he has it to prove on turf while a fourth last time out winner Signore Momento only just held on that day but hasn't been treated that harshly in reassessment. It's all about the last time out winners here and Westwood was the most impressive of those.
Ray of Joy 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Kempton 6f fll hcp (4) pol in May beating All The Nines (8-10) by 2l, 7 ran.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 14-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, in touch, headway over 2f out, strong challenge throughout final furlong, pressed winner to line, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Crown (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Requisite 11-2 (9-6) Fly jumped start and nearly unseated rider, raced wide, towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and soon every chance, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Ursula (9-6) at Ayr 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Signore Momento (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, switched left 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Hosanna (8-9) by nk, 9 ran.
Gwilym (GER) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on inside, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun beating Lujeanie (9-4) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Memphis Man 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Last Sovereign (10-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Westwood 9-1 (9-5) Made all, ridden over 1f out, came well clear final furlong, unchallenged, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs beating Bookiesindex Boy (9-13) by 7l, 14 ran.
Fiftyfourth Street 33-1 (9-12) Outpaced towards rear, soon behind, weakened from halfway, last of 8, 30l behind Make My Dream (9-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.