The ground remains soft and that will suit NOLECCE. The latter found only one too good over 1m6f at Nottingham last time but won off a higher mark over today's trip last year. Spanish Plume scored at Wolverhampton in April and Cavalieri won at Catterick in the same month. But both would prefer a faster surface and Merchant Of Medici could prove a bigger threat after making the frame in an amateurs' race here a fortnight ago. Call Of Duty is a dual course and distance winner but is another likely to struggle in the prevailing soft ground.
Cavalieri (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Raced wide, in touch, lost place over 4f out, tailed off, last of 9, 36l behind Fly Solo (9-10) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Spanish Plume 11-2 (9-4) Made all, ridden clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr beating Sian Gwalia (9-6) by 3l, 5 ran.
Noguchi (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leading trio, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, soon one pace and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Omnipresent (9-13) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (5) fbs.
Merchant Of Medici 4-1 (9-11) Raced wide keen mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to chase easy winner inside final furlong until near finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Aldwick Bay (9-12) at Haydock 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Remix (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) Raced wide in touch towards rear, ran in snatches, never a factor, 6th of 7, 23l behind Monopoli (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) gs in May.
Ferdy (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 10l behind Orwellian (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
Nolecce 8-1 (7-11) Trackd leading pair, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Magicalmysterytour (8-3) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Call of Duty (IRE) 2-1fav (8-4) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Operateur (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Another Journey 66-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 23l behind Monopoli (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) gs in May.