Modest fare indeed with the 12 runners unable to muster a single success between them. Sakash improved on maiden efforts here last time on his handicap bow when just failing to reel in Napinda and is of interest tackling 9f for the first time. He has yet to race anywhere other than Yarmouth. Ella Motiva has place claims from the foot of the weights whilst Una Bella Cosa sees grass for the first time in 10 starts and has shown enough on artificial surfaces to warrant shortlist inclusion. However, this may be the day for a Royal winner at the seaside courtesy of DALLIEFOUR, who has shown gradual if unspectacular improvement to date, finishing behind such useful types as London Bridge and Portrait the last twice. A confirmed stayer, the drop in trip is interesting so expect a positive Luke Morris ride.
The Ginger Berry 25-1 (8-8) Keen towards rear, headway to mid-division 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Woody Bay (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Iffley Fields 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division on inside, ridden and no progress well over 1f out, 8th of 14, 13l behind Great Crested (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Dalliefour (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, driven to 3rd 2f out, stayed on to 2nd post, never going pace to trouble winner, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Portrait (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Una Bella Cosa 9-2 (9-0) Slowly in to stride, outpaced towards rear, ridden and headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on to 4th in closing stages, 4th of 9, 6l behind Fossa (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Grapes Hill 33-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 8, 13l behind Napinda (8-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Sakash 7-1 (8-6) In touch, headway and every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, edged left and not quicken near finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Napinda (8-2) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Meetha Achar 50-1 (8-5) Held up mid-division, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 16l behind Secret Talent (9-1) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr.
Artful Prince 28-1 (8-9) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 13th of 14, 27l behind Krupskaya (9-4) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
My Claire 14-1 (7-13) Towards rear, effort and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Just Paul (8-10) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Smart Alice 14-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway on inner over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Sovereign Power (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Ella Motiva (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along and some headway over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 6l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-6) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Lucky Mountain 12-1 (8-4) Held up, headway over 1f out, kept on, never a factor, 5th of 12, 11l behind The Scuttler (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.