COMANCHERO bombed out badly for favourite backers at Epsom but the trip didn't seem to be the issue so we'll give Andrew Balding's three-year-old a chance to make amends. L'Hirondelle is a regular at Lingfield Park and though it's almost two years since Michael Attwatter's veteran got his head in front, the handicapper is at least playing his part by dropping him down the weights. Isabella Beeton was tried in the Oaks trial earlier in the season, and while her Turf form is little to write home about, she did win a juvenile maiden on the Polytrack at Kempton. Polar Forest shouldn't be dismissed off the back of a flop on very testing ground at Haydock Park. Richard Guest's four-year-old has been given a couple of months off following that experience and the Wolverhampton winner had been running with consistency prior to that performance. Lacock makes his first appearance on an artificial surface.
Polar Forest 15-8 (9-1) Reared start, tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon outpaced, eased final furlong, last of 3, 26l behind Gran Maestro (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Rouge Nuage (IRE) 18-1 (8-8) Took keen hold tracking leaders near side, ridden over 1f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 12, 6l behind Scottish Glen (9-1) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Duke of Grazeon (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Raced centre tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 24l behind Athletic (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Welliesinthewater (IRE) 16-1 (7-13) Towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 10, 11l behind The Great Gabrial (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jun.
Boogangoo (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 26l behind Bountybeamadam (9-13) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Comanchero (IRE) 1-2fav (8-12) Held up off the pace, switched to outer 3f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, to much to do, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Inspector Norse (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lacock 6-1 (9-2) Chased leading trio, ridden over 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Rayoumti (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Fiftyshadesfreed (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, closed on heavily eased 2nd towards finish but no chance with winner, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Mr Win (8-8) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Isabella Beeton 33-1 (8-10) Steadied start raced wide in rear, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 35l behind Truancy (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bon Port 13-2 (9-0) Held up, soon in touch, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Sahra Al Khadra (9-7) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 15l behind Zed Candy Girl (9-0) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.