Course specialist Punching has won no less than 10 times at this track and looks sure to figure though he's closely matched with Elhamri on their running here back in April. Clear Spring remains in fine form and the course winner is not easily dismissed off a 5lb higher mark on the back of a win at Brighton. Gracie's Gift is another multiple Fibresand winner to consider but a punt is taken on handicap debutant TUNNAGER GROVE. Hughie Morrison has registered six winners in eight attempts by his three-year-old runners at this track in 2012 and the former can add to his tally after a second at Warwick last month.
Punching 25-1 (9-2) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 6l behind Flashbang (9-1) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Salik Tag (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Keen in touch, ridden halfway, weakening when bumped over 1f out, soon eased, last of 12, 49l behind The Osteopath (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Clear Spring (IRE) 15-8fav (9-11) Held up in last trio, headway halfway, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Perfect Honour (8-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Beachwood Bay 16-1 (9-3) Raced stand side chashed leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 19, 7l behind Novalist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Elhamri 25-1 (8-9) Always in rear, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 14l behind Flashbang (9-1) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, hung right and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Eager To Bow (9-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Tunnager Grove 16-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right and squeezed through to chase leaders over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Malih (9-3) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Raced stand side chased leader, ridden over 2f out, edged right and weakened final furlong, 13th of 19, 8l behind Novalist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Amber Moon 50-1 (8-2) Took keen hold, led early, chased leader until well over 1f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Methayel (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.