This is easily the best race on the card as all 12 intended runners already have at least one win under their belt. Chasing a four-timer, Greyfriars Drummer may find it tough under his welter burden but Princely Player looks a decent stayer in the making and won over 2m3f on soft ground at Exeter in May. Pippa Greene finally came good at Fontwell last time and the likes of Cabimas and Wheres The Hare are open to improvement but this may be too tough for the mares Wilde Ruby and Moulin De La Croix. The trip could be a problem for Brick Red and Frizzo lacks a recent run so we'll take the progressive CALL BACK to score again. He had little to beat at Cartmel last time but an earlier win at Kempton and second at Aintree was decent form and it's significant that Donald McCain is keeping him going throughout the summer.
Greyfriars Drummer 7-2 (10-10) Held up mid-division, headway 6th, went 2nd after 3 out, challenging when hit 2 out, ridden to lead after last, kept on well, won at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-125 (3) gd in Jun beating Diamond's Return (11-0) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Princely Player (IRE) 11-10fav (11-5) Held up in touch, went 2nd before 3 out, led before 2 out, kept on well, pushed out, won at Exeter 2m 3f nov hdl (4) sft in May beating King Edmund (10-9) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Call Back 1-2fav (11-5) Made all, drew readily clear after 2 out, eased final 110 yards, easily, won at Cartmel 2m 1f 4yo nov hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Ivan Vasilevich (10-7) by 15l, 6 ran.
Brick Red 4-5fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 3 out, led before next, stayed on well, drew clear from last, comfortably, won at Uttoxeter 2m mdn hdl (5) sft in May beating Irish Symphony (10-7) by 6l, 17 ran.
Cabimas 4-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd before 4 out, led and not fluent 2 out, kept on well from last, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun beating Clarion Call (10-11) by 9l, 12 ran.
Frizzo (FR) 5-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders, closed 6th, led 3 out, soon ridden clear, stayed on well, won at Towcester 2m 5f mdn hdl (5) gd in Apr beating Brass Tax (11-0) by 14l, 15 ran.
Martial Law (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Tracked leaders, driven after 4 out, in 3rd and mistake 3 out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, well behind Royal Riviera (10-2) at Ffos Las 3m hcp hdl 0-145 (2) hvy in Jun.
Pippa Greene 6-4fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not fluent 2nd, challenging when not fluent 2 out, led before last, edged right flat, ridden clear, won at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in May beating Littledean Jimmy (11-0) by 6l, 8 ran.
Wheres The Hare (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Tracked leaders, challenged after 3 out, led next, ridden and stayed on well flat, won at Ffos Las 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gf in May beating Lauberhorn (10-9) by 2l, 5 ran.
Wilde Ruby (IRE) 9-4 (11-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 6th, ridden approaching 3 out, challenged next, led last, stayed on gamely, won at Worcester 2m 7f mrs hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gd in Jun beating Mavalenta (11-12) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Thegaygardener 6-1 (10-10) Held up in rear, jumped right and not fluent 2nd, headway 3 out, led approaching last, ridden clear flat, comfortably, won at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Kings Destiny (10-12) by 10l, 12 ran.
Moulin de La Croix 11-10fav (10-12) Led, not fluent 5th, headed before 6th, pushed along and led before last, soon ridden after, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Yesyoucan (10-12) at Hexham 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in Jun.