Tetbury was beaten less than 2l when fifth at Doncaster last time over 1m4f when held up and it will be interesting to see if the O'Meara team revert to the front-running tactics which delivered success the time before at Ripon under an excellent Graham Gibbons ride. Hawdyerwheesht has found good form of late, confirmed by a runaway 6l success at Ayr. He''ll find things much tougher here but cannot be ruled out in his current mood despite a higher mark, whilst Chant is another to have steadily discovered the winning habit. The Duffield gelding is tempting off the bottom rung but this is his first move into Class 4 company and INTERIOR MINISTER gets the vote. His latest last of five at Chester was totally out of keeping with an otherwise progressive profile and he wouldn't be the first and won't be the last to have not taken to the Chester experience. He's well worth another chance off a fair mark.
Tetbury (USA) 3-1fav (9-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, not pace to challenge, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind El Bravo (8-1) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Hawdyerwheesht 5-1 (8-9) Keen held up, headway to chase leader 2f out, edged left and led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Muharrer (9-7) by 6l, 7 ran.
Queen Of Alba (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Soon led and disputed and clear of the remainder with the 3rd, headed over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 14, 13l behind Mourani (8-10) at Curragh 1m 4f app stks gf in Jun.
Tenhoo 10-3 (10-3) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Tapis Libre (10-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Interior Minister 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leading trio, pushed along over 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 11l behind Muthmera (9-3) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Schmooze (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, driven to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Wadacre Sarko (8-13) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Street Artist (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 7l behind Great Hall (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Chant (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed narrowly over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to regain narrow lead 1f out, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Duke Of Yorkshire (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.