Chankillo beat Blue Top and Torero in a seller at Ripon last month but will find this tougher on worse terms, especially as the latter pair both made the frame on their latest starts. Lacey is of interest given he's lightly-raced and making steady progress. He wasn't beaten that far when sixth at Warwick last time but BAVARIAN NORDIC is the one with more obvious claims. Third to Maybeme in a higher grade handicap over track and trip at the last meeting here, Richard Whitaker's charge looks to have every chance of getting his head back in front in this modest company.
Swift Encounter (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 9l behind Spiekeroog (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 16-1 (8-5) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Maybeme (8-10) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Queen Of Epirus 66-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway on outer over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Medieval Bishop (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Lacey 22-1 (8-12) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 4l behind Conducting (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Torero 8-1 (8-10) Keen tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Kittens (9-4) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Chankillo 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, hard ridden to challenge inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Ripon 1m 4f sll hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Petrol (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Ruby Glass (IRE) 66-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 31l behind Medieval Bishop (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Croftamie 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 43l behind Medieval Bishop (8-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Blue Top 13-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Spiekeroog (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Very slowly away, well in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 9th of 14, 17l behind Bygones For Coins (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Valentine's Gift 33-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 27l behind Bygones For Coins (8-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Grammar 66-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 12l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.