SIR PEDRO failed to land the odds when similarly well treated in a seller at Leicester last week. But it was soft ground on that occasion and he gets the chance to make amends in this. Solemn's long losing run continues so he's dropped in class while Paradise Spectre is assisted by Richard Hughes, but has plenty to find on today's terms with the selection. Brandywell Boy and Island Legend have virtually no chance at the weights and are easily dismissed.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Soon outpaced and behind, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 10l behind Lager Time (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Island Legend (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led until headed inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 18l behind Whipphound (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr.
Paradise Spectre 33-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, headway and switched right well over 1f out, soon hampered, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Italian Tom (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sir Pedro 11-8fav (9-5) Prominent, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Bond Club (9-2) at Leicester 6f sell stks (6) sft.
Solemn 9-1 (8-13) Led until over 2f out, faded over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Ladweb (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.