A extremely tight little handicap. Dolphin Village will has disappointed since his impressive success at Haydock but George Chaloner's claim will be a help. Sunblazer was well beaten at Ffos Las two weeks ago, the first time he came up against soft ground, so he wouldn't want any more rain. After three victories at Bath, Portrait couldn't handle 1m6f at Sandown and this is her trip though she's 11lb higher than her latest success. AMBLESIDE won a couple of minor handicaps before stepping up massively in grade at York last week where he finished last in the Melrose Handicap over 1m6f. This is more his level and he can bounce back, though he's a hard ride and Corton Lad showed battling qualities at Hamilton - with just a 4lb rise to contend with, the latter has to be a threat.
Portrait 11-4 (9-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 3f out, weakened and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Sizzler (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ambleside 14-1 (8-1) In touch main group, driven over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 11, 16l behind Dark Crusader (8-13) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Corton Lad 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Cosmic Halo (9-11) by nk, 9 ran.
Dolphin Village (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 10l behind Double Discount (9-4) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Sunblazer (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders in 4th, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 12l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (10-0) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.