It could be a profitable day for Kieren Fallon's followers as FOCAIL MAITH may be another for the former champion. He met trouble in-running when only beaten half-a-length at Windsor last month and has dropped a pound in the weights since - this is a lesser contest. Dazzling Valentine is also eased in grade but Gabrial's Hope is taking on better horses after winning at Wolverhampton and Lingfield and also carries a penalty. Trainer David Simcock also runs the returning Attraction Ticket and he may be the pick of the remainder with Maison Brillet disappointing since winning on the Polytrack in February.
Focail Maith 16-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside approaching final 3f, 2f not clearest of runs over 2f out until inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, not clear run again and switched left inside final furlong, finished well, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Attwaal (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Dazzling Valentine 25-1 (8-5) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 8l behind Icebuster (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Gabrial's Hope (FR) 6-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, ridden to join leader when hung left over 1f out, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating King Olav (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Attraction Ticket 10-3 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, driven and chased leaders over 2f out, soon driven and beaten, 6th of 8, well behind Mama Quilla (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, bumped over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Mcbirney (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Sancho Panza 4-1 (9-10) In touch, headway over 3f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Brasingaman Eric (9-9) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct '11.
Astrogold 16-1 (8-7) Went right start, tracked leader, led after 4f, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 32l behind Bute Hall (8-12) at Newcastle 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun.