EHTEDAAM was having just his third career start and making his handicap debut when scoring with some authority here last month and looks the type to progress into a better handicapper than his current mark suggests. He's handed the vote though Nabucco, who wasn't far behind him that day after a very long break, also has plenty of scope and will be winning soon. Status Symbol, who finished sixth, got no sort of run and that performance should be ignored. Assizes has only won once in 17 starts but ran his best race for a while at Musselburgh last time while both Niceofyoutotellme and Basseterre are capable of a big show at their best in an open handicap.
Invisible Hunter (USA) 28-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 20th of 25, 29l behind Haaf A Sixpence (8-3) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Apr.
Halfsin (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Prominent, short of room after 2f, tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 35l behind Sir John Hawkwood (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Beaufort Twelve 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 38l behind Saytara (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Nabucco 5-1 (9-7) Dwelt tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Ehtedaam (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Niceofyoutotellme 7-2fav (8-13) Held up in rear, headway when not much room and switched left over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong to lead last strides, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Apr beating Icebuster (8-8) by hd, 10 ran.
Ehtedaam (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 1f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May beating Cayuga (8-9) by 1l, 8 ran.
Basseterre (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 3l behind Mont Ras (9-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Status Symbol (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ehtedaam (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Assizes 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Classic Colori (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.