With the ground apparently against King Ozzy, we will side with FESTIVAL DREAMS, while Minnie Hill is an interesting runner. The selection has won two of his last three starts, both being over similar trips to this, during what was a very promising spring. He does have fitness to prove here and there is the possibility that he might need the run, but he acts with cut and looks worth chancing from a mark 6lbs higher than his most recent win. King Ozzy is an obvious leading player here on form, but all his best efforts have been on a sound surface and with going concerns he is worth opposing. Minnie Hill was coming along nicely until she came a cropper at Uttoxeter in May, after which Victor Dartnall decided to put her away until today. She acts with cut in the ground and should be very effective over this trip, though while the yard is not in bad form, it has not had a winner for a little while now. Bring It On Home will enjoy getting his toe in as he did when winning a Stratford seller, though this is more competitive and he might struggle. Blue Dark has shown a liking for soft ground and is dropped back to what may well be a more suitable trip here. With the King yard going well he might be capable of going close, but with little else appealing on what we have seen so far, we'll take Festival Dreams to score.
Hoof It Harry (IRE) 33-1 (10-5) Behind, under pressure 4 out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 37l behind Simply Blue (11-7) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd in Oct.
King Ozzy (IRE) 3-1fav (11-12) Chased leaders, ridden 3 out, stayed on from last, just held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Laconicos (10-5) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd.
Bring It On Home 2-1fav (11-7) Chased leaders, hit 1st, ridden and outpaced when not fluent 7th, no impression, 4th of 9, 20l behind Flaming Cheek (11-0) at Southwell 2m 4f clm hdl (5) gd in Mar.
Blue Dark (FR) 9-2 (10-11) Held up, headway and ridden 4 out, weakened 2 out, 3rd of 8, 11l behind De Welsh Wizzard (10-11) at Chepstow 2m 4f nov hdl (4) gd in Apr.
Ptibaby (FR) 16-1 (10-7) In rear, tailed off approaching 6th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Miss Phoebe (11-3) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in Jun, 15 ran.
Dalaram (IRE) 16-1 (11-10) Held up in rear, pushed along 7th, stayed on from 2 out, never near leaders, 5th of 13, 21l behind Tarkani (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Oct.
Solitary Palm (IRE) 20-1 (10-11) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened after 3 out, 7th of 9, 25l behind Kashmina (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Sir Harry Cool 33-1 (10-12) Held up, weakened approaching 4 out, 13th of 16, well behind Wise Men Say (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs.
Minnie Hill (IRE) 7-1 (10-10) Fell 1st, in a race won by Edgefour (11-3) at Uttoxeter 2m nov hdl (4) gd in May, 16 ran.
Harcourt (USA) 40-1 (11-0) Mid-division, headway approaching 5th, weakened after 3 out, tailed off when pulled up last, in a race won by Ready To Crown (11-5) at Warwick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd, 16 ran.
Hampton Court 20-1 (11-6) Mid-division, mistake 2nd, headway halfway, chased leaders 2 out, never on terms, 5th of 16, 7l behind Lucky Pearl (9-12) at Wincanton 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Oct.
Festival Dreams 9-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd approaching 2nd, led after 7th, edged right approaching last, stayed on well flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in May beating Macchiato (10-5) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Temple Place (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Always in rear, last of 11, well behind Bugsy's Boy (11-10) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
The Composer 33-1 (10-8) In touch, pushed along after 7th, ridden after next, weakened approaching 3 out, 7th of 12, 34l behind Max Bygraves (11-0) at Ludlow 2m 5f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in Apr.
Skip The Present (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Keen early, always behind, mistake 4th, lost touch next, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind High Carol (10-11) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Oct.