WELSH INLET is nominally preferred to Cocohatchee in the hope that the draw bias remains and that Stuart Williams' filly can make the most of her lower berth. The closest that she has come to victory in five races was when she was able to grab the rail at Windsor; she was only caught close home that day and a similar performance could be good enough in a modest race. Cocohatchee boasts a higher official rating and is respected whilst the two furlong drop in trip shouldn't bother him although it does have to be a slight concern. Cristaliyev showed ability at Sandown on debut and normal improvement from that run should ensure that he's a threat to all.
Cheylesmore (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, last of 5, 14l behind Remotelinx (9-3) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Cocohatchee 11-1 (9-3) Steadied and went left start, pulled hard towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner soon after, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, no impression and weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Treasury Devil (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Cristaliyev 66-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and progress on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Jerrazzi (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Hackett (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Jerrazzi (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
King Cobra (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Steadied start, held up, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 4th of 5, 5l behind Millyluvstobouggie (8-4) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Silent Blessing 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 15, 5l behind Biaraafa (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd.
Soviet Suspect (IRE) Ivan Denisovich colt out of Testa Unica.
Whitstable Native Bertolini colt out of Break Of Dawn.
Silver Angel (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Went right, soon pushed along in rear, 7th of 9, 16l behind Lexi's Hero (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Millyluvstobouggie (9-2) at Lingfield 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.