Blanc De Chine is very speedy but her latest third at Nottingham suggests she's on a high enough mark at present. Sandfrankskipsgo was only third behind the top weight at Bath three runs ago though was a ready winner at Brighton last month, beating WHITECREST by a length. But John Spearing's consistent mare is 3lb better off now and didn't come down the hill too well at the seaside track. She's almost guaranteed to run her race here and can get back to winning ways. Cruise Tothelimit might appreciate the quicker surface and could be the pick of the remainder with Hughes on board as West Coast Dream hasn't really fired so far this year.
Blanc De Chine (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on same pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Demora (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Sandfrankskipsgo 7-2 (9-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders on inside, good run on inner to challenge 2f out, soon led, ran on well, ridden out, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Whitecrest (9-12) by 1l, 7 ran.
West Coast Dream 40-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Rebecca Romero (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Whitecrest 7-1 (9-12) In rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-12) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Angelito 11-4fav (9-5) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Above Standard (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Outpaced in last pair, edged right and kept on inside final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 10, 5l behind Rusty Rocket (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Tax Free (9-11) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Royal Award 25-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Fanrouge (9-12) at Warwick 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 3-1 (9-12) With leader, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 8l behind Dorback (10-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.