Salient ran better on the Polytrack at Lingfield last time and would have every chance if able to reproduce that form back on turf but a safer option seems to be DESERT DREAMER, who gets the vote ahead of Purus. The last mentioned has been running consistently well of late and he has solid claims racing off the same mark as when second at Folkestone at the beginning of the month. Ocean Transit has not progressed from a promising reappearance run and is hard to recommend, while Kelamon is probably better over six furlongs than this evenings trip.(IRE), 7/1 , 7/1 Bold Cross won comfortably at Haydock on Thursday evening and has every chance of defying the penalty for that success but this may come too soon for him. Mick Channon's Compton's Eleven has run better in each of his last two starts but he probably needs some more help from the handicapper and a safer option looks to be Desert Dreamer from the yard of David Evans. The eight-year-old lost no caste in defeat behind Wellington Square at Goodwood in Friday evening and a similar effort in this contest would see him go close.
Barons Spy (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Raced wide, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Roaring Forte (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Den's Gift (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, no chance with easy winner when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 15, 4l behind King's Wonder (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Salient 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 2f out, driven final furlong, pressed well inside final furlong, headed and lost 2 places final strides, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Last Three Minutes (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Purus (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong but never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Monaadema (9-1) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
I Confess 10-1 (9-1) Pressed leaders on outside, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Lodi (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Bold Cross (IRE) 13-8fav (8-11) Steadied start and held up in rear, smooth headway 2f out, led on bridle approaching final furlong, pushed out, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Nisaal (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Desert Dreamer (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well, not reached leaders, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Wellington Square (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Trade Centre 25-1 (7-9) Chased leaders on far side for over 4f, 25th of 27, 27l behind Swift Gift (8-5) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in May.
Ocean Transit (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, driven along on outside over 2f out, never a factor, last of 11, 15l behind Ellemujie (9-6) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Grey Boy (GER) 12-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not pace to reach front pair, 3rd of 14, 2 1/4l behind Silaah (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Compton's Eleven 16-1 (8-9) Steadied start and held up in touch, headway towards outside 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Monaadema (9-1) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Kelamon 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, switched right soon after start, raced along centre, soon prominent, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 14, 19l behind Dancing Maite (9-1) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf in May.