None of these arrive in great form and that includes CARNAC. He's far from reliable but has hacked up twice at this track this year including over C&D in April and is well handicapped today if in the mood with an apprentice's claim taken into account. Lucas Pitt showed a bit more last time and is back on a winning mark while Ritsi was winning over hurdles last month though his only outing so far on the Fibresand is best forgotten. Course winner Cozy Tiger remains in abysmal form but Sweet Lavender is potentially open to further progress.
Sweet Lavender (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Ridden along leaving stalls, soon handy, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Reillys Daughter (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Carnac (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Handles For Forks (9-5) at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Cozy Tiger (USA) 20-1 (8-4) Held up in last pair, last and struggling 4f out, last of 7, 20l behind Bolivia (9-6) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Astragal 14-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, driven and beaten when hung left final 3f, 6th of 7, 16l behind Lily In Pink (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) sft in Jun.
Omid 14-1 (9-1) In touch until weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, well behind Waterford Star (8-8) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Lucas Pitt 28-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, closed over 5f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace from 2f out, no impression on leaders, 4th of 10, 6l behind Sansili (9-3) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Yas Marina (USA) 11-2 (8-6) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, eased over 2f out, 8th of 10, 35l behind Madrasa (9-2) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Ritsi 16-1 (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Shaloo Diamond (10-7) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jun.