Cobo Bay would be a leading contender if at his best but appears to have gone off the boil of late. Persian Peril has slid down the weights and looks to have every chance after a better effort here last time, while Onyx Of Arabia could also figure if handling the surface. HAKUNA MATATA finished a respectable fifth in a higher grade at Newcastle last time and, with more to come on only his fourth start, Brian Ellison's charge makes most appeal. Hit The Switch has form over a mile here and is another to consider.
Cobo Bay 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, led 7f out, headed entering final 3f, ridden and no chance with winner when lost 2nd 2f out, 3rd of 6, 15l behind La Estrella (10-0) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (5) fbs in May.
Onyx Of Arabia (IRE) 5-1fav (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 16, 5l behind Mcbirney (9-2) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Persian Peril 7-1 (8-10) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Beau Fighter (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in May.
Hakuna Matata 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on, one pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Rosbay (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Hit The Switch 15-2 (9-7) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, chasing leaders when bumped over 2f out, went 3rd inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Positivity (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Amical Risks (FR) 9-2 (8-4) Held up towards rear and keen, headway over 2f out, soon switched left, ridden and everychance 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Tenhoo (9-0) at Haydock 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Plenilune (IRE) 28-1 (8-7) Led, headed 6f out, tracked leader, ridden when short of room 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 30l behind Miss Blink (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.