Rash Judgement has run well in defeat at this track on his last two starts and should feature again but with PROCLAIM now back below his last winning rating Mark Johnston's runner is preferred while Golden Desert is back near his best and added to the shortlist. The pick ran his best race for some time when placed in a good looking classified race during the 'Glorious' meeting at this track. His last victory was in May but this will be the first time he¿s better off in the weights since chalking up that success and the conditions are also a plus. Rash Judgement seems to have a liking for this track having run well under increasing burdens on his last two starts here. His mark remains unchanged from his placed effort last time and the fast ground should also help. Golden Desert has shown some good form in defeat in two decent handicaps on his last two starts but he can be too keen and looks high in the weights while Aye Aye Digby is running well but he has not won off a mark this high. A good competitive start to the day where we think Proclaim looks ready to oblige.
Kostar 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 17, 10l behind Markab (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, hung left and led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Everymanforhimself (9-11) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Golden Desert (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along and headway over 1f out, effort entering final furlong, soon chased winner, ran on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Swift Gift (9-4) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Proclaim 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 3f out, edged right over 1f out, soon weakened, eased, 15th of 16, 11l behind Bounty Box (8-2) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Pearly Wey 25-1 (8-11) Always behind stands side, 12th of 17, 8l behind Markab (9-3) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-110 (2) gf.
Hamoody (USA) 20-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, hung left and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Osiris Way 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Olynard (9-1) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Rash Judgement 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind High Standing (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Servoca (CAN) 25-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, always in rear, eased when no chance final 2f, 11th of 12, 19l behind Suruor (8-12) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jul.
Esteem Machine (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Started very slowly, always behind, 10th of 11, 11l behind Olynard (9-1) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Vhujon (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Raced stands side, always behind, 11th of 12, 8l behind Johannes (9-0) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Mujood 14-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 7l behind Prime Exhibit (9-4) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Peter Island (FR) 10-1 (8-13) Narrow lead, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Olynard (9-1) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Silver Guest 20-1 (8-9) Dwelt in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 7l behind Swift Gift (9-4) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
C'Mon You Irons (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and edged left just inside final furlong, soon no extra, 7th of 12, 8l behind Sunrise Safari (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Desperate Dan 9-1 (9-4) Mid division, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Discanti (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.