Best Be Careful has slipped down the weights since winning this contest last year but is hard to fancy here racing from out of the handicap. GLADIATRIX has gone close on a couple of occasion this year. She finished ahead of Rowe Park, Diamond Charlie and Muhdiq when third at Sandown in June and a repeat may be good enough to land this. Gabbiano found only one too good in a higher grade sprint over 6f here a fortnight ago but the drop back to the minimum trip is a worry and the same can be said of Langley Vale. Irish Boy escapes a penalty for winning an apprentices race over 5f at Doncaster last time but this is much tougher.
Gladiatrix 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Doctor Parkes (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Gabbiano 7-2fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on and held close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Al Khan (9-4) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Diamond Charlie (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 7l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Rowe Park 33-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, not quicken towards finish, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Rylee Mooch 16-1 (8-8) Chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 4l behind Doctor Parkes (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Whitecrest 8-1 (9-10) Chased leaders in 4th, driven over 1f oput, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 7l behind Burning Thread (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Langley Vale 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind School Fees (9-6) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Muhdiq (USA) 12-1 (9-8) Always in rear, last of 12, 8l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Huntsmans Close 6-1 (9-5) Chased leader until over 1f out, one pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Robot Boy (9-6) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Lujeanie 4-1 (8-10) Dwelt in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, last of 7, 3l behind Monumental Man (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Overrider 6-1 (9-7) Keen soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Devout (8-6) at Lingfield 7f 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Where's Reiley (USA) 12-1 (8-8) Went right start in touch, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 17l behind School Fees (9-6) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Irish Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon went 2nd, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 5f app hcp (6) fm beating Pavers Star (9-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Burning Thread (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.