David Evans seems determined to take home the lion's share of the prize money here, saddling half the field. Star Rover is potentially well treated but woefully out of form while Haadeeth never figured in a Folkestone claimer 10 days ago. The best of the trio, therefore, may be the three-year-old Knocker Knowles as he only found an in-form rival too strong over C&D last month. The handicapper has taken a bit of a chance with MACDILLON, however, as he's had excuses in all three starts this year and is now a couple of pounds lower than when winning a more competitive affair at Sandown at this time last year. He gets the nod as this trip stretches the stamina of Billy Red so West Coast Dream is preferred of the others.
West Coast Dream 15-2 (9-12) Made most unto ridden and headed 2f out, stayed pressing leaders, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Naabegha (10-2) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Star Rover (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Johannes (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Haadeeth 7-1 (8-12) Taken to post early, keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Sandbetweenourtoes (8-8) at Folkestone 6f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
Billy Red 14-1 (9-12) Missed break, soon chasing leaders in centre, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Lady Gibraltar (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Macdillon 7-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 7th of 10, 10l behind Solemn (9-12) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Knocker Knowles (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Led, clear halfway until over 2f out, driven and joined over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on same pace and well held, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind I'm So Glad (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.