Milton Bradley has resisted the temptation to use an apprentice's allowance and trusts SOLEMN can shrug off his welter burden. He's taken to do so as he scored by six lengths in soft ground at Sandown last time and will take some catching if allowed his own way up front again. Naabegha went close over 6f last time but Ray Of Joy was unable to follow up his win at Yarmouth off a higher mark at Kempton recently. Welsh Inlet acts on soft ground and could prove best of the rest.
Solemn 25-1 (9-12) Keen early, made all, ridden clear entering final furlong, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Church Music (9-5) by 6l, 10 ran.
Naabegha 3-1fav (9-7) Took keen hold, raced wide early, soon chasing leader, led 4f out, came to stand's side in straight, ridden and narrowly headed approaching final furlong, rallied close home, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Solar Spirit (8-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
West Coast Dream 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, led and overall leader over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 11l behind Pearl Ice (9-2) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Titus Gent 25-1 (8-2) Held up, never on terms, 11th of 16, 12l behind Lui Rei (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Ray of Joy 6-1 (9-7) Held up in 5th, headway over 2f out, effort when not clear run 1f out, soon switched left and ridden, kept on towards finish, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Haamaat (9-5) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (4) pol in May.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 7-1fav (8-6) Always towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 16, 10l behind Lui Rei (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon hard ridden, never able to challenge, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Ginzan (9-11) at Windsor 5f fll hcp (5) sft.
Aquasulis (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 6l behind Athenian (9-4) at Chepstow 6f fll hcp (5) gs.