Flemish School's only win so far came over 2m on the all-weather, but course and distance winner Jupiter Storm has tumbled down the weights and Ryan Moore's presence suggests a return to form is expected. Uphold posted a better effort dropped back to 1m2f at Yarmouth last time but Anton Chigurgh was well beaten over track and trip last week and still looks in the handicappers grip. ECHO BRAVA did as well as could be expected in Class 2 company last time and is expected to finish much closer back at this level. A chance is taken on Luke Dace's charge in this.
Interior Minister 20-1 (9-7) Keen held up, headway 9f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 6, 24l behind Sizzler (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Flemish School 5-1 (8-9) Held up, headway to track leaders 10f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Presto Volante (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Uphold 9-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Red Warrior (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Echo Brava 10-1 (7-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Blue Wave (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Feb.
Anton Chigurh 12-1 (9-0) Steadied start, took keen hold in rear, pushed along over 3f out, swicthed left and plugged on from over 1f out, never involved, 5th of 7, 9l behind Running Deer (9-1) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
Ascendant 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 26l behind White Nile (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Jupiter Storm 6-4fav (8-13) Won battle for lead raced keenly and set good pace, ridden and edged left over 1f out, badly hampered and headed inside final furlong, soon eased, not recover, 6th of 9, 12l behind Christopher Wren (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 15l behind Golden Jubilee (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Meetings Man (IRE) 4-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced in 3rd over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 14l behind Scottish Boogie (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.