Seb Sanders could afford to ease down GIANTSTEPSAHEAD once clear of the field at Yarmouth last month. The runner-up has subsequently won so Denis Quinn's charge is fancied to shrug off a 6lb rise in this and go in again. Pink Lips is making a bit of a habit of finishing second and attempts a longer trip today while Teide Peak failed to cope with a 4lb rise last time having won at Wolverhampton before that. Diletta Tommasa finished closer than her finishing position suggests at Lingfield last time and may prove best of the rest.
Elsie Bay 16-1 (8-4) Dwelt, held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 13l behind Landau (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Giantstepsahead (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Raced keenly, pressed leader and clear of rest, led 7f out, ridden clear over 1f out, kept on well, eased close home, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Hamble (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Pentameter 50-1 (8-13) Raced far side until groups merged 7f out, always in rear, last of 18, 40l behind Chain Of Events (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Teide Peak (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Held up in last pair, effort under pressure 2f out, soon switching right, no impression over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Time Square (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Diletta Tommasa (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 3l behind Lily Edge (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pink Lips 2-1fav (9-6) In touch, headway over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, went 2nd closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Colour My World (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Chella Thriller (SPA) 10-1 (9-7) Held up off the pace in last pair, pushed along over 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 14l behind Gung Ho (8-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Youm Jamil (USA) 40-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 12th of 13, 33l behind Glens Wobbly (8-2) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Lindsay's Dream 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, closed on inside over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 14l behind Hamble (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp (6) gd.
Ferryview Place 20-1 (8-11) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 13l behind Ellaal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Perci French 15-2 (8-0) Chased leader, took keen hold, challenged over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 23l behind Operateur (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.