Vital Evidence, Lady Pimpernel and Gone Dutch all ran shockers on their latest starts but have the past form to figure if back to their best. Windsor winner Tobacco Road has been well beaten subsequently and has a 7lb claimer on board today as Richard Hughes renews acquaintances with KASTINI. The latter pair won at Newbury last month and Denis Coakley's charge is taken to reverse latest running over track and trip with Chain Of Events, who won this in 2012. Sheila's Buddy went close at Windsor recently and looks best of the rest.
Tobacco Road (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led, headed 5f out, chased winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Ishikawa (8-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.
Vital Evidence (USA) 4-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away, soon tracked leaders, not handle bend into straight 4f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 41l behind Beacon Lady (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Lady Pimpernel 4-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 10f out, tracked leaders 7f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Thomas Hobson (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Gone Dutch 9-4fav (9-3) In rear, ridden 4f out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 33l behind Groundbreaking (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Veeraya 40-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 16th of 19, 10l behind Niceofyoutotellme (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in May.
Guising 14-1 (9-8) Chased leader, led well over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 4th of 10, 8l behind Muhtaris (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Chain Of Events 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May beating Kastini (9-6) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Kastini 2-1fav (9-6) In touch, headway to chase winner over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Chain Of Events (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in May.
First Post (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led 2f olut, pressed over 1f out, soon pushed left, headed entering final furlong, held when hung left and hit inside rail inside final furlong, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Ree's Rascal (8-13) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Sheila's Buddy 8-1 (8-10) Steadied and awkward leaving stalls, held up last, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden chasing leading pair over 1f out, keeping on same pace when carried slightly left inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Starwatch (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Echo Brava 12-1 (9-1) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway on inside over 4f out to chase leaders over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, eased when beaten final furlong, 12th of 13, 33l behind Story Writer (8-11) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.