This looks a good opportunity for HILLSIDE LAD who is put forward to get the better of All Spin and Shadow Bay. Ralph Beckett has struck form in the last few days and this 3-year-old makes plenty of appeal. He has a good draw, he ran well on his previous run here last season, and he went close last time at Sandown when he finished third behind Sharpened Edge. This race does not look as competitive and he could be primed to take his chance. All Spin has run well in two outings so far this season and he should be suited by this return to 6f. Shadow Bay went close here as a juvenile but he has been a little disappointing on his last two starts and he has a bit to prove at present. The Richard Hannon-trained Compton Blue ran his best race yet at Nottingham earlier in the month and if he can build on that then he could be a player. Hillside Lad ticks plenty of boxes and he should prove tough to beat.
Miss Perfectionist 66-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Wedding List (8-12) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Nov.
Shadow Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Soon well detached in rear, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 8, 4l behind Hi Shinko (9-0) at Folkestone 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Quick Single (USA) 14-1 (7-11) Keen, held up, not far away, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 4, 6l behind Aroundthebay (9-7) at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lujeanie 66-1 (9-0) Behind, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 15, 5l behind Maswerte (9-7) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
All Spin (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Behind, ridden halfway, headway over 2f out, soon outpaced by winner, 4th of 13, 17l behind Jack Cool (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gd.
Hillside Lad 11-2 (9-1) Chased winner, no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Sharpened Edge (9-6) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Compton Blue 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders stands side group, kept on final furlong, 4th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Flying Applause (9-8) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Dicey Affair 14-1 (9-3) Never better than mid-division, last of 14, 27l behind Russian Rave (9-3) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol.
Pansy Potter 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Rocket Rob (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Vamos (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Prominent, lost place over 3f out, in rear when hung left over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Bold Ring (8-6) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in May.
It's A Mans World 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 10l behind Al Qeddaaf (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Equinity 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, never danger after, 6th of 10, 13l behind Simple Rhythm (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.