Dandy Nicholls has his usual surfeit of entries here and MANDURAH can take advantage of a plumb nearside draw to take it, while Rocker, Highland Harvest and Jimmy Ryan are all very interesting. Mandurah was nowhere to be seen at Ascot on Sunday as far as being genuinely competitive was concerned, but there is no getting away from the fact that he had won unchallenged at that track the time before. The success suggests that he is better than at Ascot and we think he can come back and prove it here. Rocker and Highland Harvest are both drawn low, last-time winners and carry light enough weights in the race. Rocker shoulders a 6lb penalty for success over the trip at Epsom and acts on most ground so can go well, while Highland Harvest looks likely to struggle for speed now dropped back this far despite winning over 6f at Brighton. Feelin Foxy has been going well in minor handicaps and had a form boost by Select Committee's Beverley win on Tuesday but has a high draw to overcome, while Le Toreador is another going well and chases a hat-trick for the second time in his career, so with a low draw a plus he is not ruled out. Jimmy Ryan is a very interesting participant. He has clearly had all sorts of problems and has his first run since winning a Listed race over course and distance over four years ago. A sound surface has always suited and Frankie Dettori is again booked for the mount, and what a comeback win this would be. Invincible Lad and Luscivious are given respect, while stranger things have happened than apparent Nicholls second string Indian Trail taking a race like this, but preference is for stable companion Mandurah.
Piscean (USA) 18-1 (8-10) Started very slowly, lost all chance, always well in rear, 18th of 19, 13l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcap (2) gf.
Blue Jack 8-1 (8-10) Raced stand side, tracked leaders, close up entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 8th of 16, 3l behind Pavershooz (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcap (2) gd.
Mandurah (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final 1f, 9th of 19, 2 3/4l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcap (2) gf.
Vhujon (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Always rear division, 7th of 8, 19l behind Johannes (8-12) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Jimmy Ryan (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and slight lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, nk behind Boogie Street (9-3) at Goodwood 5f lst stk (1) gd in May '05.
Indian Trail 10-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon edging right, ran on inside final furlong and finished well, 5th of 19, 1l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-1) at Ascot 5f hcap (2) gf.
Equuleus Pictor 11-4 (9-2) Chased leader, under pressure well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 7l behind Biniou (9-13) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Little Pete (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 14, 2l behind Canadian Danehill (9-10) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Jaconet (USA) 11-1 (9-3) Raced alone near stands side rail, never on terms with main group, 10th of 12, 9l behind Canadian Danehill (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Northern Fling 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden when hampered approaching 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 20l behind Sunrise Safari (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Hadaf (IRE) 9-1 (8-9) Slowly away, always behind, last of 9, 12l behind Sonny Red (9-4) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 7-2fav (10-0) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Le Toreador (9-11) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Total Impact 7-1 (9-8) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Northern Dare (9-11) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Le Toreador 5-1 (9-12) Track leader, led halfway, driven over 1f out and kept on gamely final furlong, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Medici Time (8-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Good Gorsoon (USA) 10-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, led, ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Dazed And Amazed 5-1 (9-10) Squeezed out start, held up in rear, keeping on one pace and no chance when hampered and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind The Jobber (9-11) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Rocker 4-1fav (8-13) Held up, headway when not clear run and switched left just over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, edged right, ridden out, won at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Bertoliver (9-5) by 1l, 8 ran.
Incomparable 4-1fav (8-12) Stumbled slightly soon after start, took keen hard, chased leaders, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Northern Dare (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Our Piccadilly (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Towards rear, not clear run on stands side rail over 2f out, headway when not clear run over 1f out, running on and trying to challenge between horses when squeezed out well inside final furlong, not recover, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Rocker (8-13) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Methaaly (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Took keen hold, led to halfway, chased winnner until 2f out, weakened quickly, eased over 1f out, last of 8, 20l behind Sea Rover (8-11) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Alfresco 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, soon ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Royal Intruder (8-12) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Northern Bolt 18-1 (9-3) Close up, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 6l behind Luscivious (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Steelcut 9-1 (9-9) Propped start, chased leaders, lost place halfway, hung left and effort 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 6l behind Sudden Impact (9-10) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Feelin Foxy 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind The Nifty Fox (9-1) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Luscivious 13-8fav (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Bravely (8-12) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Highland Harvest 15-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway, challenged over 1f out, soon upsides, led on the nod, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Satwa Street (9-13) by hd, 6 ran.