Jake The Snake is interesting if transferring his all-weather form to the turf, however a safer bet may be HALSION CHANCER who is preferred to Negotiation and Day Of The Eagle. John Best's gelding stormed home at Sandown last time out and is only 4lb higher this afternoon. He still looks fairly handicapped on his all-weather form and with this drop in trip not a problem a bold bid is anticipated. Day Of The Eagle was a winner here over a mile in October and is considered although he might feasibly need the run, Negotiation is nicely handicapped now after some tame front-running efforts but better is expected as he drops in trip, whilst L'Hirondelle and Mac's Power join Jake The Snake on a list of quality all-weather runners who have a little to prove. Standpoint is perhaps more interesting given his consistent profile on all surfaces, whilst George Thisby represents a yard in good nick and will be all the better for a Windsor spin last time out. Blinkers are tried on Arabian Pearl who looks weighted to win, whilst Purus is out of the weights but is considered as a course and distance winner who comes here in good form. A tricky end to the card for punters but the nomination goes to Halsion Chancer.
Mac's Power (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, switched left 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 14, 8l behind Den's Gift (8-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, no danger, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Primaeval (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Standpoint 28-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, not clear run 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Regeneration (8-8) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Negotiation (IRE) 66-1 (7-11) With leader until 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 15th of 16, 40l behind Tartan Gigha (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) gf.
Halsion Chancer 8-1 (10-12) Held up towards rear, switched left over 2f out, headway soon after, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr beating Black N Brew (10-12) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Day Of The Eagle (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) Held up, headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung badly left, driven inside final furlong, just held on, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct beating El Libertador (8-9) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Seasider 6-1 (8-11) Slowly away, held up, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 5l behind Malcheek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 11th of 12, 5l behind Primaeval (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
George Thisby 14-1 (8-12) With leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 15, 9l behind Getcarter (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Arabian Pearl (IRE) 85-40 (9-3) Chased leaders, chased leader over 3f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Dabbers Ridge (8-11) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Purus (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, soon hung left, went 3rd inside final furlong, not quicken, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Ocean Countess (8-10) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.