Tony Carroll loves this race and has won it twice in the past ten years including last year when he also had the third VALMINA, who is on the same mark this time, is better drawn and looks more likely to land this than stablemates Tidal's Baby and Edge Closer. Dandy Nicholls was once virtually unbeatable in sprints here and will be hoping Hamoody can relive the glory days and the veteran is no forlorn hope despite recent victories coming in much lower grade contests. Lady Gibraltar hasn't won since dead-heating with Jwala at the meeting a year ago but she's been in fine form as she showed behind Secret Asset at York. Jedward is another who hasn't won since last year but comes here in peak form having just failed to concede lumps of weight to Midnight Dynamo at Ayr. Lost In Paris comes here with a penalty after a convincing success at Catterick last week but still looks well enough treated to make his presence felt.
Fair Value (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Raced centre, took keen hold chasing leader until 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 16th of 19, 10l behind Masamah (9-2) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Edge Closer 20-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 7l behind Doctor Parkes (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Blanc De Chine (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Raced near side and led overall, hung right to centre group halfway, headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 8th of 18, 4l behind Barnet Fair (8-9) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf.
Lady Gibraltar 5-1fav (8-12) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Secret Asset (9-12) at York 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Tioman Legend 33-1 (8-13) Steadied then switched right leaving stalls, held up, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 10l behind Tropics (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Jedward (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) In touch, led over 1f out, ridden and headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Midnight Dynamo (8-13) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
B Fifty Two (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Prominent, pushed along 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 16, 6l behind Above Standard (9-3) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden, switched left and effort over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Secret Asset (9-12) at York 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Mister Manannan (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, hung left over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 8l behind Magical Macey (9-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Jun.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division and raced wide, lost place over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, 32l behind Al's Memory (8-10) at Chester 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Titus Gent 7-1 (9-6) Held up, not clear run 3f out, switched right entering final 2f, ridden and no impression, last of 6, 7l behind Clear Spring (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Hamoody (USA) 7-4 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, headway to track leaders halfway, led 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, won at Catterick 5f clm stks (6) gf beating Lexi's Hero (9-4) by 4l, 6 ran.
Dorback 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, not much room over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Monumental Man (8-13) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Mata Hari Blue 16-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and every chance 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 4 1/2l behind Cincinnati Kit (8-4) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Sunrise Dance (8-8) by 2l, 8 ran.
Whitecrest 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Gabbiano (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 5-4fav (9-2) Made all, ran on well, won at Hamilton 6f clm stks (6) gf beating Sunraider (9-5) by 7l, 4 ran.
Cadeaux Pearl 33-1 (8-1) Prominent early, no extra from over 1f out, 17th of 21, 7l behind Whozthecat (8-6) at Curragh 5f hcp gf.
My Son Max 11-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Valmina 12-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Go Nani Go (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Reared and awkward leaving stalls, soon in touch on rail, headway to 3rd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Oil Strike (9-13) at Thirsk 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Held up off the pace in 5th, ridden and no progress over 1f out, moderate 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind Burning Thread (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Six Wives 9-4fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 8l behind Oil Strike (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Tidal's Baby 6-4fav (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased winner final furlong and challenged, found no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Mount Hollow (9-7) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Alpha Delta Whisky 8-1 (9-7) Went left start, chased leader, hung left from halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Lager Time (8-13) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Putin (IRE) 16-1 (7-12) Mid- division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 8, 3l behind Monumental Man (8-13) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.