Automotive won here in June under today's pilot but was only sixth in this last year off a lower mark. Serena Brotherton rode the winner in 2012 and has a big chance again on Hamilton winner Raamz while Frosty Berry has been running well, though probably needs a bit further than this. Emman Bee has dropped to a fair mark and usually runs well here. She wouldn't be without a chance but Simon Walker's presence on board ALLERGIC REACTION sways opinion in his direction, especially with rain forecast.
Victor's Bet (SPA) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, lost place and ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Run It Twice (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Hill Fort 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon led, headed approaching final 4f, chased leader until over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 35l behind Jacob Cats (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Angus Glens 9-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Meetings Man (9-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Frosty Berry 9-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway 3f out, pressed leaders 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Evervescent (9-2) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Automotive 7-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened last 150 yards, 10th of 13, 12l behind Hallingham (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Raamz (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Frontline Phantom (9-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Emman Bee (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind If I Were A Boy (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Eseej (USA) 20-1 (9-7) Led and raced keenly, headed over 4f out, weakened quickly over 3f out, soon behind, tailed off, 7th of 8, 36l behind Annaluna (8-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Allergic Reaction (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Truancy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Petrify 4-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, raced wide, went 2nd 10f out, led 8f out until 5f out, pressed leader, led again 3f out, headed 2f out, no chance with winner when ridden and lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened into 4th towards finish, 4th of 7, 6l behind Now What (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.