A good draw gets GWILYM the vote here ahead of Step It Up. Although not threatening in two recent runs at Windsor, the selection should have more to offer now returned to a more testing five furlongs. If his mark in the 70's is beyond him (has been in the past), then the horse to benefit could be Step It Up. He won this race last year and is now back down to a very realistic handicap mark after some average runs, inclkduing at Folkestone on Wednesday. Elhamri and La Capriosa have been in better form but their low draws looks a negative, and instead the selection may have more to fear from the well-handicapped Adventure Story, the consistent speedster Grudge or the experienced pair of Even Bolder and Rocker.
Efistorm 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, effort when not much room over 1f out, ridden and headway 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, lost 2nd final 50 yards, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Mey Blossom (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Triple Dream 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders on wide outside, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Tagula Night (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Rocker 16-1 (8-0) Stumbled start, soon behind, ridden and struggling halfway, 13th of 17, 7l behind Hamoody (8-11) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Even Bolder 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear on rail, headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong until post, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Tagula Night (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Grudge 6-1 (10-0) Mid-division on outside, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Make My Dream (9-8) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Gwilym (GER) 5-1 (8-10) Steadied and took keen hold in last pair, not clearest of runs 2f out, driven and found nil when in the clear over 1f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Cape Royal (8-12) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Adventure Story 6-1 (9-5) Slowly away, behind, kept on inside final furlong, no hope, 6th of 8, 5l behind Drift And Dream (9-9) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
La Capriosa 15-8fav (9-0) Bumped start, headway to lead over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Boogie Waltzer (8-3) at Southwell 5f fll hcp 0-80 (4) fbs.
Silvanus (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Soon pushed along towards rear, staying on when not clear run on rail from 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not recover, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind The Bear (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
The Wee Chief (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Started slowly, behind on rail, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, never any chance with leading duo, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Tagula Night (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Step It Up (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Led, driven and haeded over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 4l behind Love You Louis (9-11) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Raced slightly wide, tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Slip Sliding Away (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Elhamri 12-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, raced in far side group from over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead that group inside final furlong, no chance with stand side leader, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Magical Speedfit (9-1) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
The Jobber (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, kept on same pace inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 7l behind Tagula Night (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Captain Kallis (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon under pressure, soon beaten, 9th of 14, 6l behind Titus Gent (9-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.