GREAT CRESTED got off the mark with an easy win over 7f at Kempton on Monday. He went close over today's trip before that and can defy a penalty in this modest company. Bertie Moon posted his best effort so far when runner-up at Kempton last time and has more scope than Wolverhampton winner Compton Silver but the remainder are harder to fancy. Sutton Sid landed a seller over track and trip last month and could prove best of them ahead of Whitford.
Great Crested (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) In touch, pushed along and effort 2f out, headway to chase leader approaching final furlong, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Silvala Dance (8-9) by 4l, 14 ran.
Compton Silver 5-2fav (9-1) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon bumped, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Jordanstown (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Bertie Moon 8-1 (9-4) Led early, tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven and headed over 1f out, kept on, held by winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Tagalaka (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Half Turn 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind The Black Jacobin (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf.
Sutton Sid 5-1 (9-6) Went left start, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, plugged on to modest 4th entering final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Double Star (8-3) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Whitford (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Always in rear, last of 9, 10l behind Clement (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Red Tulip 3-1fav (9-6) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Lincolnrose (8-11) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Marguerite St Just 66-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 8l behind Soul Intent (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bullseye Babe 25-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden 3f out, hung left 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 14, 13l behind Blackball (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
I Need A Dollar 50-1 (9-2) Tracked leader until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 23l behind Winslow Arizona (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Carneades (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Black Truffle (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Hats Off 50-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 14l behind Alhaarth Beauty (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.