The three-year-olds get plenty of weight from their elders over these longer trips at this time of the year but none of them fill us with confidence. Wreaths Of Empire has been well beaten on four starts so far this season and Dine Out's only placed effort came over 5f. Five-year-old Mighty Clarets was still beaten six lengths over a mile here when runner-up last time and the tentative vote goes to IULUS, who will have come on for his reappearance and whose maiden win at Carlisle last summer is good enough form to land this.
Bez Green Card gelding out of Dakisi Royale.
Iulus 25-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 8l behind Watered Silk (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and soon headed, chased winner, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 6l behind Benandonner (9-7) at Leicester 1m sell stks (6) gs in May.
Oakdown 66-1 (8-7) Raced wide, always behind, tailed off, 10th of 11, 38l behind Midnight Oil (8-10) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun '11.
Jessica Ashton 100-1 (9-12) Hased leader until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon behind, last of 13, 34l behind Reyamour (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Wreaths of Empire (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, lost place over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 10th of 14, 34l behind Dovils Date (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Dine Out 40-1 (9-7) Behind most of way, 10th of 14, 11l behind Watanee (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) std in May.
Eight Letters (USA) 40-1 (9-0) Always in rear, weakened 3f out, 11th of 14, 44l behind Vow (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) sft in Apr.
Ladram Bay (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Mid-division, lost place after 3rd, hampered when in rear over 5f out, well beaten after, 8th of 11, 32l behind Daring Damsel (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Apr.
No Time To Cry 20-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, edged left over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 21l behind Bridgehampton (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.