BLUE TOMATO can complete the hat-trick here at the main expense of Rasaman, Fishforcompliments and Vhujon. The selection scraped home in selling company at Musselburgh in May before improving on that run to win a competitive handicap there a week later. He always runs a good race and if in the same frame of mind then he must go close with his 6lb penalty not enough to stop him. Fishforcompliments ran well in defeat at Doncaster at the weekend and looks to be fairly treated, as does Dazzling Bay who shaped nicely in defeat last time and looks to be coming to hand. Rasaman disappointed recently but he has won at this course and if the market speaks in his favour then he could bounce back. Vhujon continues to run well and he was unlucky not to win at Ripon last time; he likes quick ground and is unlikely to be far away. Nightjar has ability but four of his five wins have come at Southwell, so along with Maze and Kashimin he is passed over. A trappy sprint but it is Blue Tomato who is given the vote.
Fishforcompliments 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, ran on to lead entering final furlong, kept on until headed post, 2nd of 12, shd behind Oceana Blue (8-9) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Turnkey 40-1 (8-4) In touch stands side group, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 20, 14l behind Palace Moon (8-8) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Mar.
Vhujon (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 9, ns behind Grazeon Gold Blend (7-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Maze (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) In touch, effort 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Baby Strange (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Rasaman (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, hung right under pressure over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Total Impact (9-1) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Nightjar (USA) 12-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, steady headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Main Aim (9-3) at Newbury 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in May.
Kashimin (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Novellen Lad (8-13) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Blue Tomato 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, soon pushed along, headway and switched right over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (3) gd beating Titus Andronicus (9-3) by nk, 12 ran.
Dazzling Bay 7-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway and switched right over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind All The Nines (9-11) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
River Thames 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, weakened over 1f, 8th of 11, 6l behind Realt Na Mara (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcap (5) fbs in Jan.