Wadacre Sarko carries a penalty and is upped in class after scoring at Beverley last week and Pertuis will find this tougher than the ladies race he won at Ripon last time. Schmooze is 4lb higher than when scoring over track and trip last month but should go well while Brigadoon is not without claims having slipped down the weights. But another chance goes to ALEKSANDAR as he won' t be too inconvenienced by today's shorter trip after a short-head defeat at Musselburgh on his latest start in a higher grade handicap.
Grandiloquent 12-1 (9-1) Held up, headway on outer to track leaders 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 43l behind Admirable Duque (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Red Eyes 28-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, soon detached, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Aleksandar 22-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed 2f out, string challenge thereafter, just held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Merchant Of Dubai (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Brigadoon 15-2 (9-6) Behind, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Mr Snoozy (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Pertuis (IRE) 13-2 (10-7) Mid-division, headway 3f out, switched right inside final 2f, driven to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun beating Politbureau (9-0) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Schmooze (IRE) 7-4fav (10-2) Held up in rear, not clear run 4f out, soon switched left, headway over 2f out, stayed on, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind A Southside Boy (10-2) at Hamilton 1m 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Wadacre Sarko 4-1 (9-7) Held up in touch and keen, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out on outer, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun beating Sunblazer (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Lochiel 18-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 6f out, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 9l behind King Of Paradise (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.