A quality contest in prospect and hopefully HUZZAH can emerge a thoroughly deserving winner from Avon River and Baylini. Our pick hasn't won since 2008 but is now 7lbs below that winning mark of 93. Further to that he's been running well of late, taking fourth behind Crown Choice at Sandown last time despite a troubled late passage. The gelding has form on quick ground as well as ground with cut and looks set to run a big race, hopefully in victory. Dangers are plenty in this contest with Avon River possibly the pick. Richard Hannon's charge is now 12lbs higher than his last turf success two starts back but won at Kempton last time to advertise his wellbeing. He's one who wouldn't want rain to fall but with that unlikely he's sure to run well. Baylini continues to go well but is proving hard to win with and a similar scenario is likely here. She's racing off the same mark as when second last time and therefore is handicapped to go close but her best form is over further and winning may prove a step beyond her. Vainglory has been running well of late too and further emphasises the strength of this heat; David Simcock's charge won nicely at Newmarket before taking third over slightly further at Epsom last time. This trip will serve him better and he should go well, but carrying top weight to success in this is no easy task. Gaily Noble remains a turf maiden and is therefore opposable in such a warm contest whilst the unexposed Karaka Jack needs to prove he truly stays the trip and may be better off over seven. Mahadee is a better horse on the all-weather but that's reflected in his mark and he's another with each-way claims but we'll side with Huzzah in this.
Vainglory (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, outpaced 3f out, driven and headway, entering final furlong, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Tartan Gigha (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Mujood 25-1 (9-6) Never on terms, 13th of 14, 17l behind Tartan Gigha (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Gaily Noble (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1l behind Tartan Gigha (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Nezami (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Dukes Art (9-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Huzzah (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden to chase leader 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Crown Choice (9-3) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Mahadee (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 13, 41l behind Jo'burg (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Benandonner (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Went right start, soon chased leader until 2f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 11, 15l behind Flora Trevelyan (8-10) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Swift Chap 22-1 (8-1) Made most until over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Fiery Lad (9-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Highly Regal (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Pulled hard and always towards rear, 12th of 14, 17l behind Submariner (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Karaka Jack 4-1 (8-13) Led 1f, prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Kiwi Bay (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Avon River 9-2 (9-8) Made all, ridden and found extra from 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, unchallenged, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating White Devil (9-4) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Baylini 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched left 1f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind I'm A Dreamer (9-3) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.