A competitive contest featuring in-form sorts. Things did not really pan out for Red Explorer at Chester last time and in the circumstances he did well to get within less than a length of the winner. A previously decisive scorer at Warwick, a prominent showing is anticipated. Course and distance winner Nenge Mboko has only won a couple of sellers the last twice and a mark of 80 looks harsh, whereas EXOTIC ISLE makes far more appeal off the same rating. Two of her last three successes have come at this venue and her latest victory suggested that she's more than ready for a sixth furlong. Expect Jamie Spencer to swoop late whilst Realize cannot be omitted from calculations after showing plenty of promise in maiden company, including a facile victory at long odds-on here last time.
Red Explorer (USA) 11-8fav (9-9) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Sylvia Pankhurst (8-11) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Nenge Mboko 6-5fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, switched left over 2f out, led just over 1f out, soon edged right, ran on, clear towards finish, won at Nottingham 6f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf beating Planetex (8-9) by 3l, 5 ran.
Exotic Isle Evensfav (9-5) Steadied start, held up last, headway on outside to track leading pair inside final 2f, went 2nd 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Dusty Storm (9-7) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Realize 2-13fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, shaken up and clear inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Windsor 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf beating Trisara (9-0) by 5l, 4 ran.
Bobby Two Shoes 12-1 (9-5) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 6l behind Foxtrot Jubilee (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Jontleman (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, effort and no room and hampered inside final furlong, no danger after, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Deepest Blue (8-12) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.