Soft ground may have been a legitimate excuse for Thanks Harry at Windsor last time but Chantrea's poor effort at Warwick is harder to fathom as she had gone close at this track previously. A bold bid from Half Way is expected on the back of a narrow defeat at Chepstow but it could pay to stick with TYRSAL. He dotted up at Yarmouth last month and can effectively race off a lower mark today with Kieran Shoemark's allowance taken into account.
Thanks Harry 5-2fav (9-7) Held up in rear, effort in centre and plugged on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Space Walker (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
Giant Samurai (USA) 28-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 11l behind Twin Appeal (9-7) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Chantrea (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden, headed and hung left over 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 7, 49l behind Ixelles Diamond (8-9) at Warwick 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Punk 9-4fav (9-5) In touch, closed over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Basil Berry (8-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Tyrsal (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Held up in last trio, smooth headway near side over 1f out, led approaching final furlong, soon clear, ridden and ran on well, won at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun beating Hot Amber (7-10) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Half Way 8-1 (8-12) Soon pressing leaders, led narrowly halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Frangipanni (9-3) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Crafty Business (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, pushed along and struggling over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 20l behind Johara (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Shaft of Light 16-1 (9-5) Prominent until over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind Intermedium (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Marmarus 7-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, moderate late progress, never a factor, 5th of 8, 19l behind Mr Win (8-8) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.