|2nd||Spirit Of The Law (IRE)||4/1|
|1 (6)||6-1||Dark Stranger (USA) 84||3||9-7||R Havlin||J H M Gosden||86||15/2|
|2 (3)||76-15||Opinion (IRE) 21||3||9-5||R L Moore||Sir Michael Stoute||84||3/1|
|3 (7)||221-142||Takeitfromalady (IRE) 7||3||9-3 b||Jim Crowley||R M Beckett||82||2/1|
|4 (2)||552-371||Hefner (IRE) 44||3||9-2||R Hughes||R Hannon||81||10/1|
|5 (9)||12-4128||Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 14||3||9-0||Hayley Turner||E A L Dunlop||79||4/1|
|6 (4)||1175-66||Quick Bite (IRE) 7||3||8-13||Noel Garbutt (7)||H Palmer||78||14/1|
|9 (5)||62517-3||Ventura Spirit 16||3||8-4||T P O'Shea||R A Fahey||69||16/1|
|7 (8)||4-701||Sondeduro||3||8-12||J A Osborne||D Sweeney||77|
|8 (1)||5-3324||Angel Gabrial (IRE)||3||8-10||Ian Williams||E Ahern||75|
The softer the ground the better for TAKEITFROMALADY, who won on heavy as a two-year-old and ploughed through the Windsor mud to score on his reappearance. Far from disgraced when second to the unexposed Fast Or Free at Newmarket last week, Ralph Beckett's gelding can recapture the winning thread here. Hefner finally got off the mark at Lingfield last time but was behind Dark Stranger there previously and both have to prove they'll handle the soft. Opinion won on soft going at Windsor in April, however, though didn't reproduce that run at Goodwood next time while Sondeduro is taking on better opposition that at Bath. Spirit Of The Law and Ventura Spirit aren't without a chance but probably need to improve a little.
Dark Stranger (USA) 4-1 (8-7) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, wandered and ran on strongly to lead near finish, readily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Benbecula (8-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Opinion (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leader, chased new leader 3f out, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Grandeur (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Fast Or Free (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Hefner (IRE) 11-8fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, led over 2f oput, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in May beating Handsome Ransom (8-11) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and struggling over 3f out, well behind final 2f, 8th of 12, 14l behind Rocktherunway (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Quick Bite (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Went left start, mid-division, headway after 2f, led over 5f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 6th of 10, 7l behind Cresta Star (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Sondeduro 7-1 (9-0) Made all, set steady pace until quickened 3f out, strongly pressed final furlong, found extra and held on gamely close home, won at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gs beating Hurricane In Dubai (9-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway on stands rail over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Sondeduro (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-75 (6) gs.
Ventura Spirit 12-1 (8-11) In rear, left 3rd after about 2f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 2 1/4l behind Grandiloquent (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.