Good recent form is hard to come by in this Handicap so after his win last time preference is made for the unexposed DIES SOLIS while Classlin and Drumpellier heading the list of dangers. After showing moderate ability in maidens the selection showed much improved form when scoring in just his second start in these ranks last time. He only just got up that day but with improvement possible he seems the right call. Classlin is now just 1lb heavier in the handicap than when missing out by less than a length behind Patch Patch over a furlong shorter here in May and it's that piece of form that gives him every chance. Drumpellier was well held by the selection last time out and that result looks likely to be confirmed but he is one of the more likely for the places. Monte Mayor One ran well in defeat off this rating the last time we saw him so has claims on that but not as strong as Dies Solis who should improve again.
Chookie Avon 20-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear and keen, soon in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Desert Forest (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Drumpellier (IRE) 13-2 (8-6) Led, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dies Solis (8-5) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
North Shadow 20-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Polish World (9-4) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Dies Solis 8-1 (8-5) With leaders and keen, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on, driven out, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Kings 'n Dreams (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Monte Mayor One 20-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, switched left 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Ace Of Spies (10-0) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Weetentherty 3-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 11l behind Choc'a'moca (8-2) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jun.
Firetrap 10-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Sir Mozart (9-9) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Reach For The Sky (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 8, 7l behind Ya Boy Sir (8-7) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Classlin 14-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Perfect Blossom (8-6) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Prominent, pressed leader 3f out, bumped when lost 2nd over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 16l behind Red China Blues (9-1) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Charity Fair 50-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never a threat, last of 9, 13l behind Desert Forest (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.