Good to see Whitecrest return to winning brackets last time and he should be competitive once again off a 4lb higher mark. He faces two other last-time winners though, although Sir Pedro's victory was only achieved in selling company. HIGH ON LIFE seeks the hat-trick after a couple of decisive Windsor successes under Richard Hughes who travels on from the Royal meeting to take the ride once more. He appears a much-improved sort and looks best followed until beaten. it will be interesting to see how 7lb claimer Aaron Jones gets on with frustrating but useful hold-up performer, Welease Bwian, who has place claims at least if things pan out for him.
High On Life 4-1fav (8-12) Made all on rail, clear when shaken up inside final furlong, ran on strongly, unchallenged (hand timed), won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Grecian (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Sir Pedro 1-2fav (9-12) Made all, ridden and asserted over 1f out, ran on, won at Lingfield 5f sell stks (6) gf beating Paradise Spectre (9-12) by 6l, 4 ran.
Triple Dream 20-1 (8-12) Quickly away, soon steadied off the pace in 5th, pushed along halfway, plugged on same pace and no impression final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Breccbennach (8-11) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Royal Acquisition 12-1 (9-2) Restless in stalls, half-reared start, soon in touch on inside, weakened halfway, last of 10, 16l behind Pucon (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Whitecrest 7-1 (9-11) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gd beating Perfect Muse (9-10) by ns, 9 ran.
Silverrica (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Raced freely in touch, weakened well over 1f out, last of 8, 18l behind Links Drive Lady (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased winner until 2f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, 8th of 10, 4l behind Pucon (8-11) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 7-1 (8-0) Slowly away towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 8l behind Tagula Night (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Encapsulated 14-1 (8-3) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 15, 9l behind Meridius (9-0) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.