It's difficult to second guess what most of these are going to do next, but GRUDGE was beaten only a length last time and David Kenny's claim may give him the edge here. Desert Strike won for the first time on turf at the 31st time of asking on Monday so a penalty may anchor him here, while Hypnosis never figured last time despite winning in better company on her penultimate start. Green Warrior finally got off the mark on his latest outing, though he was beaten 10 lengths before that and Rio's Girl finished runner-up in a lower grade race recently, but still finished three lengths behind the winner.
Desert Strike 8-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up last, headway on wide outside over 2f out, driven and sustained run inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Madam Isshe (8-6) by 1l, 10 ran.
Hypnosis 6-1 (9-7) Awkwardly away, towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 7th of 10, 5l behind Midnight Dynamo (9-8) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Here Now And Why (8-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Grudge 15-2 (9-5) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden to lead again over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Go Nani Go (9-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Rhal (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Red Roar (8-13) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) sft.
Green Warrior 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jul beating Tancred Spirit (8-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Dispol Grand (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Went right start, held up, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 3l behind Tongalooma (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Rio's Girl 17-2 (10-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 3l behind Newbury Street (9-13) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Garstang 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 10l behind Mandalay King (9-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Duke of Rainford 8-1 (9-0) Went right start, held up, headway over 2f out, chased winner 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Crimson Queen (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.