LANDAMAN is progressing at a rate of knots and wasn't unduly troubled to win a much tougher handicap than this here on Tuesday when beating Las Verglas Star. An apprentice negates his penalty and Mark Johnston's charge can go in again. It was soft ground when My Lord scored over a shorter trip at Sandown last time and the same conditions when Jawhar finished a length ahead of Borug at Newmarket. The latter makes more appeal over today's longer trip while Tuscania is upped in class after an improved showing at Doncaster. Robemaker is proving hard to win with and Karaka Jack was still beaten five lengths when runner-up at Ayr last time.
Landaman (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Stumbled start, soon tracking leaders, led 3f out, ridden and edged right when asserting over 2f out, clear over 1f out, pushed out, won at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Jul beating Las Verglas Star (8-3) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Robemaker 7-2 (10-0) Held up towards rear on outside, some headway and switched right well over 1f out, no impression when ridden and hung left over 1f out, 5th of 8, 10l behind Edmaaj (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
Tuscania 14-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Magic Destiny (8-10) at Doncaster 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Megalala (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 1f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 11l behind Ahzeemah (8-9) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Prime Exhibit 13-2 (9-12) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 14l behind Picabo (9-2) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Karaka Jack 7-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Dubai Dynamo (10-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Borug (USA) 11-1 (9-6) Raced near side, steadied start, took keen hold, held up, headway that side 3f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Jack's Revenge (9-5) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
Little Black Book (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 12th of 22, 7l behind Karaka Jack (9-3) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Perfect Cracker 20-1 (9-10) Raced near side, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 24, 7l behind Redvers (10-1) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Sakhee's Pearl 9-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 4f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Sand Skier (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Jawhar (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden and hung left 2f out, hung left and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Jack's Revenge (9-5) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jul.
My Lord 12-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, smooth headway centre inside final 2f, chased leaders over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul beating Shavansky (9-13) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bloodsweatandtears 25-1 (8-6) Led and set strong pace, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 6l behind Hefner (9-3) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Switchback 14-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden on outer over 1f out, stayed on well, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Last Destination (8-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.