Hector's Chance ran well on his comeback at Kempton but would prefer a longer trip. OPERA BUFF makes more appeal as he began last season off a 12lb higher mark and can finally open his account with a recent outing at Yarmouth under his belt. Grand Theft Equine can do better back on this surface and Salient has been in fine form here of late, going close again over track and trip last time when just behind runner-up Lady Barastar. Russian Storm looks best of the rest dropped in class.
Hector's Chance 10-1 (9-2) Chased leading pair, driven and stayed on same pace over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Mountain Range (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Opera Buff 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 3l behind Qanan (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Scamperdale 22-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Sehnsucht (9-2) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Grand Theft Equine 25-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pushed along on outside over 3f out, no real progress, 11th of 13, 26l behind Semeen (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Derfenna Art (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 4l behind Copperwood (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Russian Storm 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 5l behind Standpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Megalala (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Standpoint (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Salient 6-1 (9-5) Keen led, ridden 2f out, driven inside final furlong, headed and lost two places post, 3rd of 13, shd behind Young Jackie (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Lady Barastar (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, wide into straight 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on strongly, just failed, 2nd of 13, ns behind Young Jackie (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Bit Windy 6-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 18l behind Jamaica Grande (8-4) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Chik's Dream 12-1 (8-2) Chased leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Final Delivery (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Dolly Colman (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up last, headway on inside over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 9l behind Golden Jubilee (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Bollywood (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) In touch to halfway, soon beaten, last of 14, well behind Shannersburg (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks pol in Dec '09.