Not a strong division and after plummeting in the weights TOURNEDOS can again take advantage of a very favourable mark to follow up his recent course and distance win at the main expense of Greek Secret and Miss Daawe. The selection was running in top class handicaps a couple of seasons ago when with David Nicholls and brought to an end a 21-race drought with a game success here last time. His Hamilton run prior to that suggests that it is no flash-in-the-pan and from a reasonably good draw he can repeat the dose. Greek Secret wins in his turn including last time at Yarmouth but now upped 6lbs for that he looks vulnerable and he has never before backed-up a win. Miss Daawe is very well handicapped on her best form and has conditions and trip to suit, but a poor draw to overcome, while the latter applies to The Name Is Frank who was not far away at Bath last time. Tournedos should be good enough.
Tournedos (IRE) 15-8fav (8-13) Went left start, held up towards rear on rail, switched left to outer halfway, good headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Bertie Southstreet (9-5) by 1l, 13 ran.
Greek Secret 9-2 (8-12) Dwelt, keen mid-division, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, hung left and led inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Pocket's Pick (9-9) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
The Name Is Frank 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, stayed on again towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Ask Jenny (9-6) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Namir (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Raced wide in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Blue Aura (8-10) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Miss Daawe 4-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Silvanus (9-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Kyzer Chief 18-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Cape Royal (9-11) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Darcy's Pride (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 2l behind Tournedos (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Tanley 11-2 (9-3) Chased leaders until over 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Greek Secret (8-12) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Exceedingly Good (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Romantic Queen (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Rio Sands 3-1 (9-6) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-11) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Welcome Approach 9-1 (9-0) Mid division, headway over 2f out to get in behind leaders over 1f out, weakened final 150 yards, eased towards finish, 9th of 15, 4l behind Emiratesdotcom (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Lady Vivien 16-1 (10-3) Switched right after start, held up and behind, switched left and no progress over 2f out, 10th of 12, 14l behind Annes Rocket (10-12) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Fyodorovich (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 10l behind Bajan Pride (9-8) at Beverley 7f sell stks (6) gf.
City For Conquest (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get competitive, 8th of 13, 4l behind Tournedos (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Bombay Mist 66-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, soon pushed along, weakened halfway, last of 8, 17l behind Jigajig (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.