Beat The Bell had Aye Aye Digby back in third when landing a Goodwood handicap last month. He's a pound better off here so there appears no reason why the form should be reversed. Silenzio had the maiden Midnight Feast behind at Windsor earlier this month and has finished third at Salisbury since. He has claims but the three-year-old Sandbetweenourtoes appears to have plenty to find at the weights. HAADEETH has been tackling better company over 5f lately but three of his four wins have come over this trip and, as long the ground doesn't get any softer, he has plenty going for him here under claimer Matthew Cosham - he gets the nod.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, 3rd and one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Beat The Bell (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Beat The Bell 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear on inside, plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 8th of 12, 6l behind Good Authority (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Midnight Feast 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Cardinal (8-8) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Haadeeth 7-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, struggling halfway, soon no impression, 4th of 5, 12l behind Taurus Twins (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Silenzio 5-2fav (9-10) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd final 75 yards, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Cocohatchee (9-1) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) sft.
Sandbetweenourtoes (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Raced ide towards rear, headway on outside well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Smalljohn (9-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.