SEQUILLO is narrowly preferred here to Wild Desert, Laudatory and Satwa Moon. Richard Hannon's course and distance winner should come on for his fair fifth here last time behind Some Sunny Day who has run well in defeat since. He handles quick ground, looks fairly handicapped on a mark of 80, and should appreciate the drop back in trip. Laudatory tries the cheek-pieces after just a modest run at Sandown, Wild Desert catches the eye as Alan King's runner returns from 465 days off the track, whilst the hurdler Blue Spartan handles quick ground well and is capable of running a big race off a mark of 78. Satwa Moon is unexposed and is considered on this turf debut with the yard on the crest of a wave however he was poor at Wolverhampton last time and needs to bounce back. Opera Prince is back from a mini-break, Kiss A Prince needs to improve for the longer trip, whilst Arashi may be happier here than at the more testing Carlisle track that he flopped at when last seen. Preference is for Sequillo.
Laudatory 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division on inside, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, edged right well over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Jo'burg (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Sequillo 4-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, eased, 5th of 10, 6l behind Some Sunny Day (8-11) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Wild Desert (FR) 25-1 (8-12) Keen, tracked leader, ridden to lead well over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 12, 1l behind War of The Roses (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb '09.
Track Record 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, effort on outside 3f out, soon driven and outpaced, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 15th of 17, 22l behind Deauville Flyer (9-2) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Blue Spartan (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Behind, pushed along halfway, never in contention, 12th of 19, 16l behind Trafalgar Bay (9-5) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr '09.
Gunslinger (FR) 4-1 (9-5) Held up, not far away, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 20l behind Full Toss (9-8) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Dec.
Satwa Moon (USA) 4-5fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leading pair over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Jeer (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Brouhaha 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, challenged on outer over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Feathered Crown (8-12) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Opera Prince 4-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Raptor (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, soon settled in touch, switched right and headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Phoenix Flight (9-8) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Kiss A Prince 8-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Mishrif (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Wunder Strike (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, shaken up well over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 10l behind Mishrif (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Sacrilege 25-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 9l behind Rocky's Pride (8-9) at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf in May.
Arashi 8-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 31l behind Finsbury (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.