Lastkingofscotland has been well campaigned in similar grade by David Evans in recent months and is bound to be popular with backers to confirm Chepstow form with stable companion Blue Noodles but a better bet looks to be another runner from the Evans yard in LIBERTY TRAIL. The selection is well treated judged by official BHA ratings and has shown improved form for being dropped into sellers in his last two starts with decent efforts at Musselburgh and Catterick in those outings, he can gain a well deserved success today. Jeremy Glover's Deely Plaza has claims on the pick of his form but has disappointed of late, including in the Jersey Guineas last time, and now takes a big drop in class. Angel Of Fashion has not been good enough in claimers in his last two outings but David Nicholls now drops him into selling grade for the first time and he makes more appeal than Fortunate Bid, who ran better on his most recent start but needs to improve to trouble the selection, Liberty Trail.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 8-13fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, headway 3f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed when bumped final 75 yards, kept on, just held, finished 2nd, awarded race, won at Chepstow 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May beating Lastkingofscotland (9-11) by ns, 7 ran.
Blue Noodles 5-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden and effort to chase leading pair 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-11) at Chepstow 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division, not clear run and headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Chicamia (7-13) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gf in May.
Home Before Dark 100-1 (8-6) Tracked leader until 5f out, 9th of 11, 25l behind Phantom Serenade (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in Sep.
Jimwil (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, soon edged left, ridden over 1f out, never in contention, 8th of 12, 7l behind Dream Win (9-0) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
King's Sabre 9-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sophie's Beau (8-11) at Leicester 6f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Liberty Trail (IRE) 11-8fav (9-11) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Lord Fidelio (9-11) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May.
Jenny's Pride (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Pretty Orchid (8-9) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) sft in Apr.
Deely Plaza 12-1 (8-0) Held up in touch, hung right throughout, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 22l behind Masked Dance (9-2) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Isle of Ellis (IRE) 150-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, effort over 4f out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 30l behind Florentine Ruler (9-3) at Ripon 1m 1f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Angel Of Fashion (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) In touch, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on and every chance until one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Newbury Street (8-13) at Carlisle 6f 3yo clm (6) gf in May.