With Duke Of Milan ideally needing a reprieve from the assessor and while Avoca Dancer should be competitive off this mark we instead turn to the unexposed GLOBAL VILLAGE, who is very much the marginal call in this apprentice handicap. We take a bit of a gamble that Debbie Mountain's charge has further improvement within him after a couple of good runs at this level since joining the handicap ranks. That improvement will be needed with an extra three pounds added to her burden for a place ahead of a moderate winner subsequent last time but with the others in this field with plenty to do also he's the percentage call. Duke Of Milan is a consistent animal who has been running well in defeat but the handicapper keeps making things harder for him to score and he looks destined for minor honours again. Avoca Dancer has at least won at this track and was solid off this mark last time but is still five pounds above his last winning rating. Munich could be well weighted here and ran a fair race here last time but in a muddling affair Global Village looks just the best.
Idle Power (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Always in rear, virtually pulled up final 2f, tailed off, last of 13, 29l behind Wellington Square (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Duke Of Milan (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up, headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Matuza (9-3) at Windsor 6f sell stks (6) gf in Jun.
Another Try (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Violent Velocity (8-8) at Newmarket 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Kingsgate Castle 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 15, 8l behind Luminous Gold (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Munich (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, good headway inside final 2f, ran on well, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 4l behind Sweet Gale (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Bigfanofthat (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In rear, edged left and headway over 1f out, kept on, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 5l behind Tyfos (10-0) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Global Village (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and one pace final 2f, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Great Knight (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Avoca Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 12, 5l behind Ninth House (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Simpsons Gamble (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along 2f out, rang on inside final furlong, not quite pace to reach leaders, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Copper King (8-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Grizedale (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) With leaders over 4f, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 16, well behind Avoca Dancer (9-3) at Lingfield 7f (6) gf in Jun.
Metropolitan Chief 33-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 8l behind Brandywell Boy (9-2) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.