It may be asking a lot of Englishtown to recapture his best form at the age of 11 and he returns from a break here. Chris Bealby's stable is in the midst of a good run of form so it would be no surprise to see Marie De Laufon add to her Towcester win but we'll stick with the hat-trick seeking EXECUTIVE'S HALL. He may not have beaten much at Hexham and Cartmel last month but won both times with plenty in hand and most of his rivals here have plenty to prove at present. Nesnaas is often placed but hasn't won for two years while Hoar Frost has been well beaten since finishing second at Sedgefield in April.
Marie De Laufon (FR) 9-4fav (11-7) Tracked leader, led 2nd, headed approaching 2 out, 2 1/2 lenghts down when mistake last, stayed on, led last stride, won at Towcester 2m 3f cnd hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May beating Romney Marsh (11-4) by hd, 7 ran.
Hoar Frost 12-1 (11-5) Held up mid-division, headway 2 out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 24l behind Scotswell (11-11) at Sedgefield 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Englishtown (FR) 15-2 (11-12) Held up in rear, pushed along approaching 9th, weakened 11th, 9th of 11, well behind Gentleman Jimmy (11-9) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Dec.
Nesnaas (USA) 9-2 (11-7) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, not fluent 8th, went 2nd after 3 out, every chance flat, stayed on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Crack At Dawn (10-8) at Towcester 2m 3f hcp chs 0-95 (5) gf in May.
Baggsy (IRE) 14-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, not fluent 3rd, hit 5th, effort 7th, no impression, weakened approaching 3 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Well Refreshed (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Mar, 11 ran.
Executive's Hall (IRE) 11-8fav (10-3) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, steady headway before 2 out, led between last 2, stayed on well flat, won at Cartmel 2m 6f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May beating Winter Alchemy (11-6) by 12l, 11 ran.
Cadeaux Cerise (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Led until 2nd, jumped right 4th, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, jumped right next and no impression, 5th of 10, 13l behind Driving Miss Suzie (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs hcp hdl (5) gd.
Lucky Lukey 150-1 (10-7) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 3 out, weakened next, 11th of 15, well behind Sizing Santiago (11-0) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr.
Satindra (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Took keen hold, went 2nd after 3rd, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 11, 12l behind Ruby Valentine (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.
Patrixtoo (FR) 10-1 (10-3) In touch, outpaced 6th, weakened after last (usual 2 out), 10th of 14, 37l behind Ardesia (10-12) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-90 (5) gd in May.
Carlton Mac 100-1 (9-10) Towards rear, struggling after 6th, soon in rear, 8th of 11, 23l behind Ruby Valentine (11-3) at Stratford 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in May.