In a open handicap ISTIQDAAM looks on a progressive run of form and we take a chance there's more to come off bottom weight with Sir Nod and Turn Me On in with every chance. The form is nothing short of rock solid for the pick's last run when he was a little unlucky to bump into two the better. The winner has gone on win and place twice in good looking races whist the runner up has also secured plenty of prize money since that contest. The pick is up in the weights despite that defeat but this looks an easier assignment. Sir Nod has won two of his three starts this season and while that is good form he now looks a little high in the weights. Turn Me On goes well at this track so while he is also sneaking up the weights he needs to be respected and Legal Eagle enters the fray after an improving run of results. Another tight puzzle to solve but Istiqdaam has every chance off bottom weight.
Turn Me On (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway over 5f out, ridden 2f out, edged left entering final furlong, stayed on, not pace to challenge, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Hajoum (9-2) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Dametime (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, no extra under pressure from over 1f out, 20th of 29, 11l behind Lough Mist (9-9) at Curragh 6f hcp 50-80 gf in May.
Green Park (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Steadied start, switched left and dropped in behind, headway when bumped well over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Favourite Girl (8-8) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Sir Nod 7-1 (9-2) Made all, strongly challenged over 1f out, hard ridden, kept on well under pressure, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr beating Avontuur (8-6) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Devil You Know (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 18, 14l behind Tubby Isaacs (8-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) With leaders early, chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Lucky Dan (8-12) at Chester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Istiqdaam 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed just inside final furlong, lost 2nd toward finish, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Academy Blues (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.