Richard Hannon has only one runner at the meeting and it will be interesting to see how the market rates Tawtheeq on his handicap debut. Skytrain doesn't hide his light under a bushel and though Mark Johnston's gelding wins in his turn, we will attempt to oppose with BROCTUNE PAPA GIO. Keith Reveley's runners on the Flat are invariably underestimated and the six-year-old comes into this race having run much better than his odds would have indicated on both of his recent starts. Illustrious Prince appears to relish his racing, and he gained due reward at Newmarket having found one too good at Doncaster. It's been a long time between drinks for My Single Malt and Julie Camacho's gelding is sure to be staying on late in a quest to overcome a long losing run.
Azrael 25-1 (9-3) Went left start and bumped, tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, rallied to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Askaud (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Available (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, weakened quickly over 2f out, 9th of 11, 26l behind Askaud (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Creek Falcon (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 8l behind Glen Moss (9-13) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Nasri 20-1 (9-2) Never on terms, 9th of 10, 35l behind Askaud (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) In touch, went 3rd over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 17l behind Marcret (9-7) at Chester 1m clm stks (4) gs in Jun.
Skytrain 11-4 (8-13) Made all, ridden and pressed over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, asserted near finish, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Poisson d'Or (9-9) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
My Single Malt (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Verse Of Love (10-2) at Chester 1m ldy hcp (4) gf.
Tawtheeq (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened, 4th of 7, 11l behind Gold Hunter (9-5) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Broctune Papa Gio 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Seattle Drive (9-9) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 4-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, driven out, won at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Greyfriarschorista (8-11) by 2l, 10 ran.
Red Paladin (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Close up, pushed along 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Just Paul (8-10) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.