CAVENDISH ROAD can match is cyclist namesake and prove too speedy for this handicap field and he is taken to do so ahead of Sir Mark Prescott's Speed Dating and top-weight Fortunate Bid. Having tasted success last time out the pick found his mark go up three pounds. However, that is negated with a top conditional claiming three booked to take the ride and while it is true he is yet to win over this far he has only been given limited opportunities to stay and he has promised in the past he should. Anything Sir Mark Prescott sends out at the moment has to be respected with the maestro in such good form and Speed Dating should go well in this company after running a solid race off this mark on his handicap bow. Fortunate Bid found a step up to the mile trip exactly to his liking last time out. That was on his handicap debut so the six pounds penalty added to his load might not be enough to stop him fully. Harriet's Girl and Dean Iarracht have small claims after some solid efforts recently but Cavendish Road looks the route to follow.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Made all, about 5 lengths clear 3f out, still clear when ridden over 1f out, weakening near finish, held on, unchallenged, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Striding Edge (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Harriet's Girl 13-2 (9-1) Held up behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven and one pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Mister Tinktastic (9-3) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Kindest 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, not pace to challenge, one pace, 5th of 7, 5l behind Flying Valentino (9-12) at Windsor 1m (5) gf in Jun.
Lost In The Desert (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, headway to lead 6f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Captain Ellis (9-0) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) fm.
Rose Cheval (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Roar Of Applause (8-7) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Dean Iarracht (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 10l behind Olympic Dream (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Fantino 25-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Glowing Praise (9-7) at Leicester 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Cavendish Road (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and came stand side 3f out, soon every chance, led inside final furlong, edged left towards finish, won at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun beating Motor Home (8-9) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Flying Silks (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, never dangerous, 8th of 16, 6l behind Secret Hero (9-1) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Speed Dating 11-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Tiger Reigns (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Piccolo Express 9-1 (8-10) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 8l behind Rio Cobolo (8-12) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Black River Falls (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Held up, chased leaders over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Hajar (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Iron Man of Mersey (FR) 6-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 9l behind Sequillo (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Neo's Mate (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Catterick 6f mdn auc stks (6) gf beating Roodee King (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.