Belle Bayardo was an easy winner over 7f here last month in this grade but has an extra half-furlong to cover today and that could be a problem with 7lb more to carry. He might also face a battle for the lead from WORDISMYBOND, just caught at Sandown nine days ago. Peter Makin's charge came good around this time last year and looks ready to strike again. Flamborough Breeze, who is eased in class, and Carrera may be best of the rest.
Flamborough Breeze 25-1 (9-1) Went left start, held up towards rear, effort on outside over 2f out, no impression and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 11l behind Rekdhat (9-5) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Wordismybond 14-1 (9-2) Soon led, strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 5, nk behind Global Leader (9-10) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Quickly away, soon chasing leaders near rail, not much room after 1f, went 2nd over 4f out, led 2f out, clear final furlong, eased close home, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul beating Byrd In Hand (9-8) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Carrera 4-1fav (9-9) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 7l behind Hawk Moth (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Rio Cobolo (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Jacbequick (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Delightful Sleep 5-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, never involved, 7th of 10, 14l behind Mister Musicmaster (9-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Bold Ring 20-1 (9-1) In rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 7l behind Cyflymder (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Libra Romana (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Heska (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.