OUR FOLLY scored in a lesser grade event at Bath last time. He'd also gone close over track and trip at the end of last season and is taken to go one better today up against decidedly modest opposition. Beat Route won on the Polytrack in March but ran a shocker last time while Dr Finley looks stuck on his present mark on his latest fourth at Kempton. Queen's Star ended last season with a string of placed efforts and could get involved while Kayef has the past form to figure if back to his best.
Priors Gold 40-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, never involved, 10th of 14, 23l behind Attwaal (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Bahrain Storm (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) Towards rear, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 10l behind Albonny (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Natural High (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Royal Opera (9-2) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Kayef (GER) 25-1 (9-9) In touch in chasing group, weakened 6f out, last of 13, well behind Sign Manual (9-0) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.
Our Folly 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched right entering final 2f, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Apr beating Fuzzy Logic (8-3) by nk, 14 ran.
Beat Route 10-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, effort towards inside 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Seaside Sizzler (9-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Apr.
Dr Finley (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ordensritter (9-4) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Counting House (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up behind, driven and headway on outside over 3f out, kept on same pace, no impression final 2f, 5th of 10, 17l behind Tijori (8-8) at Newbury 2m app hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
Queen's Star 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, dropped to mid-division after 3f, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Zarosa (7-9) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Bramshill Lass 8-1 (8-7) In touch, driven over 3f out, soon ridden, chased leading pair over 2f out to 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Bathwick Street (9-4) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Torran Sound 15-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, led 11f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 33l behind Bilidn (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May '12.
The Ploughman 66-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, no impression, last of 11, 23l behind Highly Likely (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.