Megalala was well beaten off this mark at Windsor on Saturday and is likely to struggle again here. Bramalea takes a huge drop in class but is in need of some help from the handicapper, while If I Were A Boy continues to edge up the weights despite not winning. Sancho Panza and Epsom Salts are probably better over further nowadays and this looks too tough for Resplendent Light, while Rowan Tiger has disappointed since finishing second at Salisbury though Simon Walker's presence in the saddle is a plus. MAYBE I WONT won this last year under Phil Collington, however, and races off the same mark again despite a recent return to winning ways at Nottingham. The partnership looks primed for an encore.
Bramalea 100-1 (9-6) Led at strong pace, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 23l behind Meeznah (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gf in Jul.
Megalala (IRE) 9-4fav (12-4) Led, took keen hold early stages, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon edged left, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 13l behind Waahej (11-1) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Rowan Tiger 16-1 (9-11) Prominent, led over 5f out until over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Silver Grey (9-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind High Figurine (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Sancho Panza 13-2 (9-7) Chased winner until over 8f out, lost place, headway on outside over 4f out, plugged on same pace final 2f, 4th of 11, 9l behind Megalala (9-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gd.
Epsom Salts 6-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, chased winner 3f out, ridden and one pace final 2f, no impression, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Lastroseofsummer (9-7) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Maybe I Wont 10-3fav (9-2) Prominent, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 3f out, ridden and joined inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf beating Market Puzzle (8-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Resplendent Light 2-1 (9-11) Held up in 5th, smooth headway over 3f out, soon 3rd went 2nd approaching final 2f, led inside final 2f, drifted left towards finish, just held on, won at Windsor 1m 4f sell stks (6) gf beating Into The Wind (9-6) by ns, 7 ran.