The very speedy SIX WIVES won off higher marks last year and went close over this course and distance at the end of last month. She must go well again as the track clearly suits, though The Strig was just touched off at Brighton on Tuesday and is weighted to reverse earlier running on that track with Amenable and could be a danger. Ingleby Star has yet to take advantage of a tumbling mark and this level may be beyond his capabilities nowadays while 5f is probably too sharp for Commandingpresence.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 5l behind Noverre To Go (9-12) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Amenable (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 10l behind We Have A Dream (9-1) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) gf.
Six Wives 20-1 (8-2) Led, narrowly headed 2f out, pressed leader, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 20, 1 3/4l behind Tidal's Baby (7-13) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Commandingpresence (USA) 12-1 (9-12) Led and raced keenly, ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Tregereth (8-5) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gd.
The Strig 4-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, prominent early, tracking leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, hd behind Royal Bajan (10-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Picansort 9-4fav (9-7) Dwelt and slowly into stride, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Church Music (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Ingleby Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakening when hampered closing stages, 4th of 9, 4l behind Arch Walker (9-0) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 8l behind Megaleka (8-3) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.