An uninspiring contest in which few appeal. El Libertador will be popular as he's only a couple of pounds higher than when second to Rodrigo De Freitas over 1m4f here last month while dual bumper winner Maggie Aron is lightly raced on the Flat, though was still beaten 17 lengths when third at Chepstow last time and Tim Vaughan also runs the first-time visored Perfect Buttons. We'll take a chance on CUBISM, who is still a maiden on the level but has won three times over hurdles and should be approaching peak fitness now after a couple of recent runs.
Big Time Billy (IRE) 22-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon headway, one pace and no impression final 2f, 4th of 8, 7l behind Monshak (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) hvy in Jun.
Green To Gold (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Pulled hard, held up, headway on outside over 6f out, went 2nd over 5f out, driven over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, eased, last of 8, 23l behind Mazij (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Cubism 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Bilidn (9-13) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
El Libertador (USA) 15-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Rodrigo De Freitas (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Maggie Aron 10-1 (8-13) Slowly away, held up in touch, one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 17l behind Our Folly (8-13) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jun.
Rosaria 50-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, last of 13, 28l behind Lord Of The Storm (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Hi Note 11-1 (8-5) Dwelt raced wide, headway on outer to track leader 8f out, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Pinotage (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Appointment 40-1 (9-7) Raced wide in mid-division, pushed along and struggling over 4f out, never dangerous after, 9th of 12, 17l behind Sir Boss (10-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Amateur Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) (6) pol in May.
Mollyow (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 16l behind Kian's Delight (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Plug In Baby 25-1 (10-5) In touch in 4th, went 3rd over 3f out, soon pushed along, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 19l behind Passato (10-2) at Warwick 1m 5f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jun.
Perfect Buttons (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Chased leading pair, ridden and lost 3rd 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 9l behind Bute Street (9-2) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.