Royal Bajan has now won three of his five starts including a victory at Nottingham in between two wins on the Polytrack. However, he'll need to improve again here off a 6lb higher mark and ELAND ALLY makes more appeal. Tom Tate's consistent sprinter went close at Doncaster last Saturday after winning at the same track on his penultimate start and can get his head back in front here in what looks a less competitive handicap. Scarlet Rocks finished runner-up at Windsor last time but has yet to win over today's trip, while both of Mandy's Hero's wins came over 5f on the Polytrack.
Eland Ally 10-11fav (8-13) Broke well, led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, edged right and kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Azzurra Du Caprio (9-7) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Scarlet Rocks (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Shared 2nd, closed under pressure over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, held close home, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Style And Panache (8-13) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Gottcher 11-2 (7-11) With leader to halfway, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 10l behind Barnet Fair (7-11) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Ice Trooper 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression, last of 6, 11l behind Another Wise Kid (9-6) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Ballinargh Girl (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Chased winner until over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 14l behind Alluring Star (7-13) at Carlisle 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Mandy's Hero 14-1 (8-13) Soon outpaced, always behind, 17th of 19, 20l behind Thirteen Shivers (9-0) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Royal Bajan (USA) 2-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun beating Volcanic Dust (9-4) by 1l, 6 ran.
Melodize 7-1 (9-3) Bumped start, held up towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 13, 5l behind Rothesay Chancer (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May.