This is a truly wide open handicap but LIBERTY SHIP looks on a progressive run of form and with Joe Fanning back in the plate he can take it ahead of the consistent pair of Rydane and Silvanus. It's now clear that the selection was badly in need of his return run as he stepped up on that twice culminating in his narrow reverse last time and with just 3lbs added to his load he has a decent chance. Rydane found himself shooting up the weights as he landed a hat-trick in early summer but although he showed a spark of form last time he has extra weight to carry again so will need to improve. Silvanus is a dual winner this term but he too looks a little high in the handicap which can also be said for Chosen One after his spring hat-trick. Mission Impossible might be interesting if fit on his return after leaving us with a narrow victory and La Capriosa is running well at the moment and should be involved. A few in with chances here but Liberty Ship is heading in the right direction.
La Capriosa 16-1 (9-9) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Haajes (9-11) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Select Committee 7-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Atlantic Beach (9-1) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Chosen One (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Close up, led well over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, last of 9, 7l behind Atlantic Beach (8-12) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Ryedane (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Led, headed 4f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Feeling Fresh (9-0) at Carlisle 6f app hcp (5) gf.
Silvanus (IRE) 9-4fav (9-13) Steadied start, held up, headway halfway, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Bahamian Ballet (9-13) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Liberty Ship 13-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on and chance when bumped inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Brierty (9-10) at York 5f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Caranbola 8-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 11l behind Just Sam (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Mission Impossible 16-1 (8-8) Raced stands' side, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Nov beating Alacity (9-2) by hd, 17 ran.