Fossa arrives in fine form having just failed to record a hat trick when second at Lingfield last time. He's got the worst of the draw today, however, and EASTERN DRAGON is preferred. The latter scored over track and trip in April and is only 2lb higher with apprentices allowances taken into account. The remainder are no great shakes as Brynford is proving best over longer trips and the lightly-raced types such as Encapsulated, Transluscent and Rose Of May have yet to threaten.
Grace Hull 33-1 (9-7) Prominent, lost place over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 10, 11l behind Spray Tan (8-12) at Bath 5f fll hcp (5) gd in May.
Eastern Dragon (IRE) 7-2fav (9-13) Prominent, driven over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 4l behind Loucal (9-2) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Gallena 7-1 (9-6) With leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Bondesire (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Ishi Honest 20-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, outpaced halfway, 7th of 8, 8l behind Fanrouge (9-12) at Warwick 6f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Moe's Place (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Claude Greenwood (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo clm (6) gd in May.
Fossa 7-2 (9-3) Steadied and switched left start, held up well off the pace in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish and closing, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Clearing (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jun.
Encapsulated 100-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakening when hampered 1f out, 6th of 14, 9l behind Kyllachy Rise (9-3) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Transluscent (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Taken to post early, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 12l behind Tight Fit (9-4) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Brynford 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, led 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, disputing well held 2nd until dropped to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Great Crested (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Rose of May (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Held up, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 13l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-7) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Jun.
Gold Roll (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 25l behind Jubilee Dancer (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Direct Trade 40-1 (8-4) Pulled hard towards rear on outer, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Tight Fit (9-4) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Carneades (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Bertie Moon (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.