Inkerman ran well on his return to action at Lingfield but has to give 10lb to the three-year-old YAGHEER on today's terms. The latter will appreciate the drop back to this level having failed to figure in a Class 3 handicap last time and Roger Varian's powerful yard boasts a fine strike rate at this course. Zain Dream is not easily dismissed despite disappointing at Wolverhampton last time while Molly Ahoy posted her best effort so far when runner-up here in March.
Inkerman (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Led, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Zman Awal (8-9) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Shadow Of The Day 100-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 13, 45l behind Odeon (8-13) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf in Apr.
Showtime Star 16-1 (9-13) Behind, headway over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out until no extra close home, 5th of 9, 15l behind Famous Kid (9-0) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft in May.
City Zip 33-1 (9-11) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened soon after, 14th of 15, 36l behind Cool Music (9-4) at Redcar 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May.
Solid Justice (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along and struggling 3f out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 25l behind Yenhaab (9-5) at Ripon 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Yagheer (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Towards rear, never troubled leaders, 8th of 11, 8l behind Shyron (8-0) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Zain Dream (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear and in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Hagree (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Molly Ahoy 100-1 (8-9) Raced wide, held up, headway on outer 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 17l behind My Spirit (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gs in May.