Quite a decent contest to close the card and Aglaophonos is likely to be popular for Roger Varian on his first venture into handicap company after revealing promise in more than one maiden. He may well be good enough off a fair mark but THIS IS NICE won well here at the end of May, acquitted herself in decent fashion behind Ghanaian at Salisbury and was then just inched out in a messy Chepstow race. That's a decent profile and she may offer better value than the Varian charge. Lionheart has been disappointing, the consistent The Black Jacobin has claims and it would not surprise to see Sir Mark Prescott eke further improvement from North Pole .
Kamchatka 6-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Decent Fella (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
This Is Nice (IRE) 10-11fav (9-0) Raced in 2nd on stand side, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, headed inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 3, nk behind Reggae Star (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Lionheart 6-1 (8-13) Raced wide tracked leaders, pushed wide over 5f out and lost place, in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 18l behind Homage (9-6) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
The Black Jacobin 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd place when no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Barbs Princess (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Aglaophonos 11-2 (9-4) Soon in touch on outside, ridden and every chance over 1f out, 3rd and one pace when edged right inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Noble Deed (9-4) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
North Pole 5-1 (8-13) Tracked winner until 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Order Of Service (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
New Rich 3-1fav (9-0) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind The Black Jacobin (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Club House (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Slowly away in rear, headway entering final 2f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Winslow Arizona (8-7) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.