Many a chance in a competitive handicap including two that make their handicap bow in Velox and Playbill for Luca Cumani and Sir Michael Stoute respectively. Both should have far more to offer with slight preference for the former who may be better suited to this trip, Dolphin Voyage drew well clear of BEAT THE TIDE when scoring over course and distance in May. The second reopposes here on 7lb better terms for just over three lengths but, more importantly, Connor Beasley takes off a further 7lb with his claim. Michael Dods' charge can reverse running now and take this off bottom weight.
Salutation (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Pulled hard in touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Elidor (9-0) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Velox 3-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, soon switched right, led 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Puligny (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Double Discount (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, held on towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Elhaame (9-0) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Playbill 3-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Fersah (8-10) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May.
Dolphin Village (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Led early tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, effort approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Emerging (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Marhaba Malayeen (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Held up behind, outpaced over 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 15l behind London Bridge (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Beat The Tide 7-1 (9-3) In rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on to take 2nd place inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dolphin Village (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.