ELLIES IMAGE arrives in fine form and is worth sticking with. She was winning for the second time in her last three starts when scoring a shade cosily at Chepstow a fortnight ago and is taken to defy a 6lb rise. Eastern Gift is slipping down the weights but should have done better here last time and Gazboolou makes more appeal having won over C&D on his penultimate start with Jonnie Skull behind. Piccolo Express is getting closer and should figure again, but Meydan Style has struggled since winning here in June.
Global Village (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked winner until over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 14l behind Willow Dancer (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Ellies Image 7-2fav (9-7) Held up well in rear, switched sharply left over 2f out, strong run to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd beating Dancing Welcome (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Carcinetto (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 6th of 13, 6l behind Illustrious Prince (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Eastern Gift 9-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, hampered soon after, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind So Wise (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Yungaburra (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 15, well behind Mission Impossible (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Itsthursdayalready 14-1 (10-7) Raced wide mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 9l behind Royal Box (10-5) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Gazboolou 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Dazakhee (9-2) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol.
July Days (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 14l behind So Wise (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Piccolo Express 6-1 (9-1) In touch, pushed along halfway, soon outpaced, rallied over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Polemica (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led 3f, chased leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 14l behind Swansea Jack (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Royal Acclamation (IRE) 10-3 (8-9) Chased leaders over 4f, last of 9, 13l behind Dashwood (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Meydan Style (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Polemica (9-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.