INESSA ARMAND and Brick Rising have been taking it in turns to beat each other. The latter came out best at Windsor in April but has since run a shocker at Salisbury and the former scored at Kempton before that - Stan Moore's filly gets the vote back on Polytrack. It's difficult to see any of the remainder getting into this as Rock Diamond looks to be treading water and Thursday's Leicester third Spanish Art is getting no closer.
Brick Rising 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 16l behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.
Chief Monolulu Sleeping Indian gelding out of Chispa.
Inessa Armand (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up, driven outpaced and struggling over 3f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Brick Rising (8-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Spanish Art 7-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Pixie Cut (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gf.
Dark Justice (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Slowly away keen towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 10th of 11, 24l behind Flamingo Beat (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Helamis 28-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 6, 18l behind Alcaeus (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Honey Haven (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, lost place when pushed along over 7f out, hampered 5f out, pluuged on final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 10l behind Great Ormond (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Rock Diamond (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Broke well, soon steadied into mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Sovereign Power (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.