Lowther carries a penalty for last week's victory at Wolverhampton and will find this tougher. VERSE OF LOVE is preferred as he couldn't match Dubawi Island at the same track a week ago but had today's rival Mia's Boy three lengths behind and Richard Hughes takes over the reins for this. Sandown winner Gaul Wood has a recent run under his belt which should give him the edge over the returning course and distance winner Rosearrow but Cruiser has a bit to prove in this grade.
Mia's Boy 4-1 (9-2) Held up, plenty to do 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Dubawi Island (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Verse Of Love 8-1 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Dubawi Island (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Gaul Wood (IRE) 8-1fav (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 7th of 18, 6l behind Educate (9-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) sft in Mar.
Roserrow 11-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 13l behind Trade Commissioner (9-5) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Lowther 5-1 (9-3) Raced wide chasing leaders and soon pushed along, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, driven out to hold on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Idol Deputy (8-10) by nk, 9 ran.
Cruiser 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Rockalong (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.