EHTEDAAM made most for a very impressive success at Sandown last week and has been raised 10lb so the fact that he goes here with a penalty is significant and a quick follow up looks on the cards. Altharoos has been making steady progress and looked well worth a try at this trip after finishing strongly to score over Beverley's stiff 7f last time. Frog Hollow looks the best of David O'Meara's pair though he's gone up in the weights despite recent defeats while any rain would greatly aid the cause of No Poppy, who only wins when there is some give in the ground.
Ehtedaam (USA) 11-10fav (9-10) Difficult to load in stalls, raced wide early, led after 1f, made rest, ridden over 1f out, clear final furlong, pushed out (hand timed), won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Albaqaa (9-2) by 5l, 5 ran.
Garde Cotiere (USA) 33-1 (8-9) Raced keenly, prominent, driven and effort over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 17th of 19, 15l behind Danchai (8-11) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf.
Dubai Hills 6-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Mont Ras (10-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 14, 3l behind The Rectifier (9-11) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Jo'burg (USA) 10-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 7, 13l behind Mushaakis (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Frog Hollow 3-1fav (9-10) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Sennockian Star (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Green Howard 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 12th of 15, 13l behind Silvery Moon (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
No Poppy (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 14, 5l behind The Rectifier (9-11) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Altharoos (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Copperwood (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Steel Stockholder 20-1 (9-12) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind West Leake Hare (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.