Very First Blade won at Southwell last time but makes little appeal over this longer trip despite being raised only 3lb. BASLE has been in better form on Turf recently and wasn't beaten far in a higher grade handicap at Chepstow earlier this month. She gets the nod to come out best back on the Polytrack. Spinning Ridge is capable of popping up at this level while both High On The Hog and Kielty's Folly make the frame on a regular basis.
Basle 9-2fav (8-12) Rearing in stalls, steadied start, held up in last pair, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 4th of 12, 3l behind Sarangoo (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
High On The Hog (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Raced 3 wide chasing leaders, hung right 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Midnight Feast (9-10) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Supa Seeker (8-4) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Spartic 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 16, 18l behind Dancing Maite (8-13) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Kielty's Folly 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, short of room after 1f, soon lost place, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 9l behind Maggie Pink (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
True Prince (USA) 5-1fav (9-3) Raced far side always in rear, 11th of 17, 8l behind Feel The Heat (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Bond Artist (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 13l behind Bousatet (9-0) at Redcar 7f fll mdn stks (5) gs in May.
Imtithal (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 27l behind Lord Franklin (9-2) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Coastal Passage 4-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, not much room and ridden over 2f out, hung left thereafter, headway 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Ptolemy (9-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Very First Blade 5-2fav (9-3) In touch, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs beating Upper Lambourn (9-10) by nk, 8 ran.
Erin's Grace (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader and raced far side, remainder of field drifted across to join them over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 15, 18l behind Broadway Duchess (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (5) gf.
Give Us A Belle (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Outpaced and always in rear, well behind final 3f, tailed off, last of 5, 20l behind This Is Nice (8-10) at Brighton 7f mdn stks (5) gs in May.