Course specialist ALMATY EXPRESS returns from a short break in search of an incredible 18th win at this track. Previous victories included this race last year and he won over 5f here on his latest start in May so gets the nod again. Athaakeel won the 2010 renewal but remains out of sorts and Marinus is preferred after his recent second in a claimer over C&D. Anjomarba and Insolenceofoffice make more appeal than Blueberry Fizz but Mawjoodah began this season off a 10lb higher mark and will be taking advantage of her slide down the weights before long.
Mawjoodah 7-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, headway near side rail over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Lady Gibraltar (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 18-1 (10-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Takitwo (10-7) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Almaty Express 6-1 (9-5) Broke well and led early, soon outpaced towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led post, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May beating Loyal Royal (9-3) by shd, 10 ran.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Led 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Amazing Win (9-12) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Glastonberry 33-1 (9-6) Mid-division centre, some headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 22l behind Danzoe (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Silver Linnet (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 9l behind Amosite (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Blueberry Fizz (IRE) 8-1 (7-12) Tracked leaders, short of room halfway, effort over 1f out, soon every chance, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Flashbang (9-1) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 18l behind Toga Tiger (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.
Marinus (IRE) 7-2 (8-2) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, joined winner inside final furlong when rider dropped rein, ran on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Aubrietia (8-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Jun.
Yungaburra (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led over 2f, chased leader, ridden to lead again on inside over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 10th of 14, 7l behind Lady Mango (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Athaakeel (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden in centre over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 14l behind Mucky Molly (8-13) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Anjomarba (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind National Hope (8-11) at Windsor 6f sell stks (6) gd.
Spanish Acclaim 28-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 14, 11l behind Errigal Lad (8-2) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.