Double Cee went close last time and looks set for another bold bid while Passion Play was only beaten a length over today's trip at Bath last month. Both can figure in an open race along with Honourable Knight, who had Ginger Fizz back in fifth when scoring on the Turf at Lingfield on his latest start. A multiple winner on the all-weather, Admirable Duque is looking to take advantage of a lower mark back on this surface and nearly did so at Chepstow last time but a chance is taken on ESHTYAAQ. Beaten less than a length over track and trip last summer, he's only 1lb higher today and Frankie Dettori's presence suggests a big run is expected.
Grams And Ounces 8-1 (9-7) Raced keenly in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon challenged, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Tres Coronas (9-12) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun '11.
Double Cee 12-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, reminder 6f out, badly outpaced over 3f out, rallied on inside to 2nd over 1f out, closing when hung left in behind winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Foxhaven (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Passion Play 3-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders and raced wide, soon with leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Irene Kennet (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Eshtyaaq 9-2 (8-11) Took keen hold and led early, tracked leader, outpaced 3f out, ridden and lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Hallstatt (8-2) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Ginger Fizz 4-1 (9-6) Led at steady pace, narrowly headed 10f out, tracked leader, closed 4f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Honourable Knight (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon tracking leaders, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May beating Bramshill Lass (8-8) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Jewelled Dagger (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Kittens 3-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Irene Kennet (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Venir Rouge 20-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, 11th of 13, 19l behind Now (8-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan '12.
Minority Interest 3-1fav (9-6) Soon chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon hung left, not much room briefly and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Mr Lando (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.