Mark Johnston has always done well with his stayers and although TILOS GEM is not in the same class as some of those he has trained he can still prove too good for his opponents here, while Outland and Lastroseofsummer look the dangers. The selection races from the same mark as when runner-up over this trip at Musselburgh last time. He stayed well on his first try at the trip and found just the one too good, so with the experience a positive and tonight's ground another one, we will give him the nod. Outland stays well and has some very solid form, and although he acts on good to firm, he has only won when there has been some cut in the ground. Lastroseofsummer has proven stamina over this far and goes in these conditions, and she looks likely to be a real threat from today's mark. Blazing Desert looks handicapped to the hilt, but Bon Spiel is far from out of this judged on his latest Newmarket run and now dropped 4lbs, though Tilos Gem will take some beating. (Jonathan Doidge)
Dani's Girl (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, under pressure over 3f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 21l behind Gala Evening (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Bon Spiel 66-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 10l behind Times Up (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Blazing Desert 5-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, improved 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, gaining towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Balwearie (8-2) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Lastroseofsummer (IRE) 4-1 (7-9) Tracked winner, under pressure well over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Drawn Gold (8-2) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Outland (IRE) 7-4fav (9-9) Held up in touch, headway over 4f out, challenged over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd when no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Astronomical (9-6) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Tilos Gem (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Disputed 2nd until chased leader just over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Beat The Shower (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.