Anton Dolin doesn't look an easy ride but has won twice at Worcester this summer and should be a factor here if in the mood. But LISTEN AND LEARN looks the one to beat on his defeat of Royal Peak over a longer trip at Stratford as the second has franked the form since. Della Sun and Rime Avec Gentil arrive in decent form but Diamond's Return is scheduled for a swift reappearance after finishing down the field at Worcester on Monday and may need another run. Prince Pippin won over the trip at Towcester in the spring but has struggled since off his new mark.
Comehomequietly (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Held up in rear, struggling 6th, tailed off 4 out, last of 7, well behind Don't Be Late (10-8) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gd.
Della Sun (FR) 7-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, stumbled on bend after 2nd, headway 5th, soon stumbled again and lost place, stayed on flat, went 3rd towards finish, no chance with leaders, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Taaresh (10-7) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Diamond's Return (IRE) 14-1 (11-3) Held up in touch, took keen hold, ridden after 5th, weakened from 2 out, 5th of 8, 27l behind Taaresh (10-7) at Worcester 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Rime Avec Gentil (FR) 9-1 (10-11) Held up, ridden after 3 out, no impression next, stayed on before last to take never dangerous 3rd flat, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Thunder Sheik (11-6) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gf.
Knox Overstreet 7-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, soon chased winner but well held, lost 2nd place after last, no extra, 4th of 9, 19l behind Carlitos Spirit (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar '12.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Bumped 1st, led to after 2nd, led again after 4th, headed 2 out (usual 3 out), regained narrow lead approaching last (usual 2 out), ridden and headed approaching bypassed last, no extra, 4th of 9, 17l behind Cut The Cards (11-3) at Ffos Las 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jun.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 11-8fav (11-7) Bumped 1st, tracked leader, led narrowly 2 out, not fluent last, clear when edged left towards far side rail flat, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd beating Knockgraffon Lad (11-7) by 7l, 12 ran.
Listen And Learn (IRE) 5-2fav (11-12) Mid-division on inside, switched outside 8th, headway 2 out, soon chased leading pair, driven to lead and 1 length clear when mistake and headed last, ridden flat, rallied to regain lead near finish, won at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Royal Peak (11-10) by nk, 13 ran.
Burnswood (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Towards rear, no impression and kept on same pace from before 3 out, 8th of 19, 46l behind Buck Breeze (11-3) at Gowran Park 2m hcp hdl 80-95 sft in Nov '11.