Equity Risk won a handicap at Leicester last time giving the impression today's extra furlong would suit. His only defeat came when held up off the pace so he's expected to race prominently in this. That could set the race up nicely for the fast-finishing LORD ASHLEY, who scored over 6f in a classified event here last month with a subsequent winner back in fourth. Tom Dascombe's charge gets the vote as the inconsistent Beach Club has two ways of running and posted one of his poor efforts at Warwick last time when behind third-placed Majestic Moon but ahead of Delores Rocket. Lightning Launch appears to be treading water off his current mark and Skytrain is unpredictable.
Equity Risk (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Sejalaat (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Lord Ashley (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Haydock 6f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Red Refraction (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Beach Club 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, hung left and well held over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Capo Rosso (9-4) at Warwick 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Majestic Moon (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Went left start, pulled hard, held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge when hung right inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Pythagorean (9-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Lightning Launch (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Off Art (9-7) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Delores Rocket 50-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 9l behind Homage (9-6) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Opt Out 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 11l behind Effie B (9-6) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Skytrain 11-1 (9-5) Bumped and hampered start, in rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 9l behind Pythagorean (9-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Mitchell 50-1 (9-3) Raced wide mid-division, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 13, 16l behind Homage (9-6) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.