MAKBULLET is taken to win this at the main expense of Singeur and Vilnius. We will plump for the top-weight Makbullet who has shown enough in three starts to suggest that he can be competitive off this mark of 74. His latest run behind Haltela at York came in a competitive race so with the drop in trip seemingly ok, he should run well. Recent winners Singeur and Vilnius need respect, especially the latter as a mark of 58 may prove lenient following a decent selling success last time out. Bebenine's fourth to Sheka at Ripon is her best piece of form, whilst blinkers are applied on both Parbold Hill and Oondiri who have both contested some decent races in their short careers to date. Prettiest Star cannot be taken lightly with the drop in trip in her favour, however it is Makbullet who can carry top-weight to victory.
Makbullet 9-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Haltela (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Jun.
Singeur (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) With leaders, led 2f out, edged right final furlong, ridden out, won at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jun beating Miss Lesley (8-12) by nk, 11 ran.
Parbold Hill 3-1 (8-12) In touch, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Falasteen (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Jun.
Oondiri (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) In touch, driven 2f out, not much room and switched right approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Ceedwell (9-0) at Catterick 5f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Jun.
Bebenine (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 20l behind Tawaabb (9-3) at Leicester 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd in May.
Prettiest Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance approaching 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 20l behind Gallic Star (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo stks (4) gf in Jun.
Vilnius 13-8fav (8-6) Made virtually all, shaken up over 1f out, ran on final furlong, won at Catterick 5f 2yo sll (6) gf in Apr beating Transfixed (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.