It's not easy catching Italian Tom on a going day and he's worth opposing here under top weight, though he did have Aeolian Blue behind on the Polytrack at the start of the month. Indian Affair had every chance when favourite at Chepstow earlier this week but Intomist has been knocking on the door and gets on well with Daniel Cremin. Assertive Agent ran her best race so far on Turf at Lingfield two weeks ago and has claims but PANTHER PATROL seems to have been found a good opportunity to end his losing run. Suited by a sound surface, he was running well off higher marks around this time last year and seems to have rediscovered something like his old form in recent weeks.
Italian Tom (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 6l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Intomist (IRE) 6-1fav (9-3) Chased leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 15, nk behind Meridius (9-0) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Lady Phill 22-1 (9-9) Led after 100 yards and set steady pace, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dorraar (9-1) at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Fossa 16-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken inside final 2f, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 10, 3l behind Barnmore (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Bravo Echo (9-1) at Goodwood 7f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd.
Panther Patrol (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon every chance, faded final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Springinmystep (9-2) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Aeolian Blue 7-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Italian Tom (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Indian Affair 11-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced halfway, plugged on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind See The Storm (9-1) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Malaysian Boleh 16-1 (8-3) Slowly away, always towards rear, last of 10, 10l behind Tagula Night (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Tregereth (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Took keen hold and prominent, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 11, 19l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-12) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Almanack 14-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 11th of 12, 11l behind Cadeaux Pearl (9-2) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Assertive Agent 5-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear on outside, not clear run from well moved 1f out until entering final furlong, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Caminel (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Meridius (9-0) at Salisbury 6f app hcp (5) gf.