Not the easiest of sprint handicaps to fathom with a couple of progressive three-year-olds taking on their elders. Ladyship had been a beaten favourite on three occasions before losing her maiden tag at Leicester and though on the upgrade will find this much tougher. Poole Harbour has been going very well though he was well beaten the only time he tackled soft ground so it's ITALIAN TOM who is handed the vote. Ron Harris has done a superb job with the five-year-old, who has won a dozen races in his career. He likes it around here as he demonstrated when scoring in May and though now on a high enough mark regular pilot Darren Egan can claim 5lb which may just prove enough. Apollo D'Negro wasn't far behind the selection here in May and ran well again at Bath last month but the consistent My Kingdom continues to climb the weights without winning.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, ridden and headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Cape Classic (8-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Beckermet (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy beating Green Howard (9-9) by 3l, 7 ran.
Italian Tom (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 8th of 11, 5l behind Sacrosanctus (9-4) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Barons Spy (IRE) 17-2 (9-5) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead inside final furlong, just held on, won at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating My Kingdom (9-4) by hd, 5 ran.
Moretta Blanche 7-2 (8-12) In touch in rear, headway 2f out, soon chased winner, ridden and no impression final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 6, 2l behind La Fortunata (8-7) at Newmarket 6f flls cond stks (3) gd in Jun.
Baby Strange 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 24l behind Fast Shot (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Jun.
Masked Dance (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) In touch, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 13, 16l behind Grissom (8-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) hvy.
Poole Harbour (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Taken to post early, tracked leaders, headway to chase leader 2f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, soon every chance and edged right, stayed on to lead post, won at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Fair Value (9-7) by hd, 11 ran.
My Kingdom (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, headway 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind King Of Eden (9-2) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Caldercruix (USA) 10-1 (9-4) In touch, effort and every chance over 1f out, no extra near finish, 6th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Trojan Rocket (9-2) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Quasi Congaree (GER) 11-2 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 1l behind Trojan Rocket (9-2) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Tagula Night (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 5l behind Sacrosanctus (9-4) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Ladyship 15-8fav (8-12) Raced wide prominent, ridden over 2f out, pressed leader and every chance over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Leicester 6f 3yo mdn (5) gs in May beating Tickled Pink (8-12) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
We Have A Dream 7-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Poole Harbour (9-3) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Bravo Echo 12-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, keeping on same pace when hampered inside final furlong, soon eased, last of 9, 5l behind Ducal (8-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Jun.
Magic Secret 3-1 (9-9) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 1 3/4l behind El Mcglynn (7-13) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Apollo D'negro (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Towards rear, switched right over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, ran on to 2nd last stides, 2nd of 12, nk behind Crew Cut (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Street Power (USA) 4-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway and edged right 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, no extra and lost 4th final 75 yards, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Noverre To Go (9-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Rothesay Chancer 15-2 (8-11) Chased leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 3 1/2l behind Mayoman (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.