CONTINUUM got off the mark when stepped up to today's trip at Haydock last month. Further progress is expected now handicapping and she's preferred to the more exposed types Dunhoy, who scored over 1m6f here last time and Noguchi, who landed a couple of all-weather claimers in April. Wordiness appeared not to last home over a longer trip at Wolverhampton last time but Villoresi makes more appeal with a recent comeback fourth at Leicester to build on. Street Entertainer was a losing favourite at Musselburgh on Friday but still makes most appeal of the remainder.
John Biscuit (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Held up well off the pace towards rear, headway and edging left from over 2f out, stayed on to 4th towards finish, no impression, 4th of 12, 5l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Wordiness 11-2 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, no extra, 9th of 11, 7l behind Fleur De La Vie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Continuum 2-1fav (10-0) Dwelt in touch, headway 3f out, ridden to press leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Bomber Thorn (8-11) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Villoresi (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Dandy (8-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Dunhoy (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Held up in 5th, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating The Quarterjack (8-12) by nk, 7 ran.
Noguchi (IRE) 5-2 (9-13) Tracked leader until led entering final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Reve De Nuit (9-11) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (5) fbs in May.
Shades Of Grey 20-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in 5th, headway on inside to chase leaders 4f out, ridden and oupaced over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong but never a threat, 7th of 8, 6l behind Wannabe Loved (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 9f out, tracked leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Street Entertainer (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Held up, headway approaching final 3f, led on bit over 1f out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Taste The Wine (8-11) by 4l, 8 ran.