This is far from the most appealing race of the day and with a number of out-of-form sorts in opposition, SEWN UP rates as a highly tentative pick under the circumstances. Andrew Hollinshead has applied all manner of aids to the four-year-old but it's worth noting that having placed off a mark of 68 over C&D last term, the colt gets the chance to race off a 10lb lower mark on this evening. Ghost Train was running well earlier in the year against modest opposition and a short break could have done him good. Johnny Splash is consistent enough at lowly levels while Victorian Number drops back to six furlongs having raced over further. Major Muscari appears to go well for apprentice handling and the six-year-old makes a return to the Polytrack having placed on a couple of recent outings on turf.
Ghost Train (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) In touch in 5th, headway over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, soon went 2nd, kept on and held close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Sweet Talking Guy (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Going French (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Heartsong (8-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Victorian Number (FR) 7-4fav (9-6) Chased winner on inside, ridden well over 2f out, no impression when dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Putin (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
All Or Nothin (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Took keen hold chasing leaders, ridden in 4th and no impression over 1f out, kept on in closing stages but never going pace to challenge, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Clearing (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Compton Prince 14-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 5l behind Italian Tom (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Billy Red 25-1 (9-3) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, with leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out until inside final furlong, weakened and eased final 110 yards, last of 7, 23l behind Storm Lightning (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sewn Up 14-1 (8-13) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Climaxfortackle (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 3-1fav (8-6) Chased winner throughout, ridden and well held over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Clearing (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Commandingpresence (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Whitecrest (9-11) at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Reginald Claude 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened entering final furlong, 15th of 16, 18l behind Avonmore Star (9-4) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Catalyze 33-1 (9-11) Started slowly, off the pace towards rear on outside, headway under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 6l behind Caminel (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Major Muscari (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Slowly away, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd place last 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Classy Anne (8-13) at Hamilton 5f app hcp (6) gs.