Fourth Generation's mark remains unchanged after a ready maiden success and his trainer doesn't send many here, so with Fallon booked keep an eye on the market. Wild Rose was impressive in the tongue-tie here but this is tougher and she's been clobbered by the handicapper, while the closely matched pair Sing Sweetly and Fareej need to improve to win off their respective ratings. Dromore is a better horse on artificial surfaces so his run at Goodwood deserves extra credit but he is weighted to the hilt on this surface while Shubaat got bogged down at Haydock and may improve for dropping in trip now down a pound. Our preference though is for SAGAMORE, a progressive son of Azamour whose maiden form is working out well. He's been allotted a mark of 90 for this handicap debut but has experience of a similar surface and looks the type to make his mark at a higher level in time.
Sagamore 8-13fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon edged left, quickened clear final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Short Break (8-9) by 6l, 6 ran.
Dromore (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong to chase leading pair final 50 yards, no impression, 3rd of 16, 2 3/4l behind Roxy Flyer (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Fareej (USA) 7-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, stayed on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 5l behind Mister Angry (9-5) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Shubaat 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, pushed along 5f out, ridden over 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, no extra in 3rd soon after, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Zigato (9-3) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Sing Sweetly 6-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Mister Angry (9-5) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Wild Rose 15-2 (9-7) Pressed leader, led 2f out, ridden clear 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Iron Condor (8-12) by 3l, 10 ran.
Fourth Generation (IRE) 10-11fav (9-3) Prominent, led well over 2f out, clear over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul beating Opening Nite (9-3) by 5l, 15 ran.