STEELCUT won over today's trip at Chester in May and found only one too good in better company over 5f here two runs ago. Matthew Cosham's claim puts him back on a winning mark and, despite only finishing fourth at Warwick on Thursday, he's fancied to return to winning ways in a race where most of his rivals are treading water off their current marks. They include Italian Tom, who usually runs his race without being quite good enough to get his head in front, and Brynfa Boy, who has done all his winning over 5f. Gracie's Games needs soft ground and Desert Icon's only win was back in 2008.
Brynfa Boy 11-1 (9-5) Chased leades, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Ritual (9-12) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Steelcut 8-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Orpsie Boy (9-6) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Italian Tom (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, not reached leaders, 5th of 14, 3l behind Boy The Bell (8-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, last of 6, 3l behind Redvers (9-7) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Desert Icon (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) In touch on rails, went 3rd approaching halfway, driven to 2nd over 1f out, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Questionnaire (9-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Delaware Dancer (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Mid-division stands' side group, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 5l behind Bermondsey Bob (9-7) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Gracie's Games 16-1 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Equuleus Pictor (9-12) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Silvee 20-1 (8-2) Soon pushed along towards rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Titus Gent (8-13) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) gf.