No surprise to see the joint top-weights fight this one out. Dictionary finished third in a maiden at Yarmouth last time and won't have to find much improvement in first-time blinkers on his handicap debut. However, VALEO SI VALES faded in the final furlong to finish third over a longer trip in a handicap at Kempton last week and that looks slightly stronger form so he gets the vote. Deslaya is beginning to find her feet, but still has a bit to find if she's to land this, though she should reverse earlier form on better terms with Brighton winner Silca Conegliano.
Dictionary 2-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders centre, effort 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Paradise Spectre (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Valeo Si Vales (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased eading trio, driven to challenge on outside over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Putin (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Too Many Questions (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) With leader until ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 16l behind Rutterkin (8-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Consistant 11-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, behind final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind My Love Fajer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Deslaya (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, soon edged left, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Crimson Queen (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Silca Conegliano (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Soon chasing leaders, chased leader 2f out, until well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Ridgeway Sapphire (8-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 28-1 (8-2) Chased leaders on outside, switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Rutterkin (8-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Melody Belle (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 12, 31l behind Playful Girl (8-4) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Dangerous Illusion (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Led 1f, ridden to lead again 2f out, headed inside final furlong, driven to lead again post, won at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Till Dawn (9-7) by ns, 5 ran.
Running Water 33-1 (7-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Cross of Lorraine (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.