AESTIVAL won his last race and confidence should be high, with Libre and Mister Frosty also coming here on the back of reasonable outings. Aestival turns out very quickly again and suffers a penalty but Sir Mark Prescott trains this gelding and with such a comfortable victory last time at Brighton the hike in weight may not be enough to prevent a repeat. Libre is a heavily raced ten-year-old and although beaten by just a head at this track on the 21st May, we cannot see him going one better today. Mister Frosty merits a closer look after losing narrowly to Timocracy (who has since gone on to score again). His form on the turf is sparse and difficult to read too much in to but, statistically at least, he prefers the polytrack. Al Rayanah and Holyfield Warrior are also worth a check but our vote goes to Aestival in the final race on the card.
Aestival 4-6fav (8-11) Made all, unbalanced on camber from 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, came well clear final furlong, eased near finish, unchallenged, won at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Four Kicks (8-9) by 6l, 7 ran.
Al Rayanah 14-1 (8-5) In rear, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind Bajan Pride (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Croeso Cusan 25-1 (8-2) Prominent, took strong hold, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 12l behind Brockfield (8-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Mick Is Back 13-2 (9-1) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 6l behind Golden Prospect (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Apr.
Mister Frosty (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Led, well clear 8f out, about 20 lengths ahead 4f out, reduced lead but still 5 lengths ahead 2f out, weakened over 1f out, headed final 110 yards, rallied near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Timocracy (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr.
Alternative Choice (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon well behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, 40l behind Mediterranean Sea (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Haasem (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outside, pushed along over 2f out, never troubled leaders after, 7th of 11, 9l behind Batchworth Blaise (8-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Comrade Cotton 14-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, made some late headway, never in contention, 7th of 13, 10l behind On Terms (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Achromatic 16-1 (8-13) Always in rear, eased 2f out, 10th of 13, well behind Galiotto (9-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Libre 12-1 (7-13) Soon steadied into mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 13, hd behind Yakama (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Holyfield Warrior (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway on inside over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, one pace over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Peintre D'argent (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Ocean Of Peace (FR) 17-2 (8-4) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Bedarra Boy (8-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in May.