We finish the card with a competitive handicap and hopefully JAKE THE SNAKE can send us home happy ahead of Arrivederla and Primaeval. Andy Carroll has got further improvement from the nine-year-old by changing his running style. For much of his career he made the running in races but is now being dropped in and really seems to be enjoying the change. He has won his last two races travelling beautifully in both and being produced to lead on the line. He now has a career high mark to overcome but may be capable of defying it. Arrivederla ran behind a very likable type of Mark Johnston's on his last start and Richard Hughes is an eye catching booking on the Harry Dunlop horse. He looks like he will do well this year as a four-year-old and if fit should go well here. Primaeval has a real progressive profile and could be well treated off a mark of 79 so if the money comes for the Fanshawe horse its sure to go well. Very quick ground would be a concern though. Caprio and Cape Knight should also be monitored.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 16-1 (9-13) Steadied start, held up last, switched left and headway on outside over 1f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 8l behind The Cayterers (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Mid-division, switched left over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly to lead post, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Brother Cha (8-12) by hd, 10 ran.
Caprio (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, headed 1f out, every chance after until not quicken close home, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Jake The Snake (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Arrivederla (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Prominent, effort over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Roman Republic (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Everybody Knows (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Sakhee's Pearl 8-1 (8-9) Raced keenly in touch, lost place 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Crystal Moments (8-9) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Dukes Art 7-2 (8-13) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, soon ridden to challenge, no impression, 7th of 11, 7l behind Bea Menace (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Primaeval 5-2fav (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway travelling well, switched right over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, edged left, ran on well easily, won at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Oct beating Star Addition (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 18 ran.
Cape Rock 2-1fav (9-11) Tracked leaders stands side, driven over 3f out, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Dig Deep (8-10) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Hereford Boy 40-1 (8-13) Always in rear, 14th of 16, 7l behind Highly Regal (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Cheam Forever (USA) 11-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, effort on outside into mid-division 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 7l behind Tudor Key (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Gazboolou 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Justcallmehandsome (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.