DECANA is hard to oppose in this. She beat Neighbourhood three lengths with Calculating further behind over track and trip on her return to action and Hughie Morrison's mare can follow-up. Blazing Desert was in good form on the Polytrack earlier this year but has yet to race on this surface while Xpress Maite is back on a winning mark but has a bit to prove over today's longer trip. Kingaroo arrives out of sorts but is a multiple course winner over shorter distances and makes more appeal than Fine Kingdom.
Blazing Desert 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Icebuster (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Decana 6-1 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, headway on outer 9f out, chased leader 4f out, ridden 3f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 1m 6f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs in Apr beating Neighbourhood (9-5) by 3l, 7 ran.
Xpres Maite 8-1 (8-13) Squeezed out start and dropped to rear, headway on outer over 7f out, prominent, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Day Of Destiny (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Apr.
Neighbourhood (USA) 11-4 (9-1) Led after 1f, joined 6f out, headed 5f out, chased winner, ridden over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, one pace and dropped to 4th 2f out, rallied to modest 3rd last stride, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Filatore (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Calculating (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 29l behind Almost Gemini (9-4) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Fine Kingdom 15-2 (8-6) Reared start and slowly away, mid-division, weakened 4f out, 10th of 14, 13l behind Bright Applause (9-3) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Kingaroo (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 10, 16l behind Day Of Destiny (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Apr.