It's hardly surprising that David Barron is striking while the iron is hot with PEARL ICE, who takes his chance here with a penalty after Thursday's smooth victory at Ripon, He'll get more than 6lb when reassessed and can complete a quick double. Es Que Love looks a massive threat as he ran the race of his life when beaten a neck by Slade Power in a Listed contest at Haydock last week. Piazza San Pietro was staying on very strongly behind Chil The Kite at Goodwood and a big run from the winner in the previous race will be a boost to the form. Swiss Franc has won twice in 24 starts - both times on this track - so he's one to note from his lowly spot in the handicap as is Irish Heartbeat, whose two runs this term will have blown away the cobwebs.
Medicean Man 12-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up last, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 3 1/2l behind Markab (9-0) at Windsor 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf in May.
High Standing (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 6l behind Imperial Djay (8-7) at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Es Que Love (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led, raced wide of pack, ridden over 1f out, headed close home no extra, 2nd of 7, nk behind Slade Power (9-0) at Haydock 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 18, 4l behind Dancing Freddy (8-10) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in May.
Mirza 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division stand side, driven inside final 2f, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression, 8th of 24, 4 1/2l behind Maarek (9-8) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs in May.
Joe Packet 33-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 21st of 22, 28l behind Colonel Mak (9-0) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Breathless Kiss (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Behind, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Docofthebay (9-2) at Lingfield 6f Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Pearl Ice 5-2fav (9-2) In touch, headway to lead overall over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs beating Beckermet (8-9) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Albaqaa 22-1 (9-2) In touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 5, 12l behind Tullius (9-2) at Windsor 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) sft in May.
Swiss Cross 22-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, hung left inside final 2f, driven and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Lui Rei (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Shropshire (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 17th of 19, 16l behind Secret Witness (9-1) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Swiss Franc 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 12th of 16, 7l behind Judge 'n Jury (8-0) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Piazza San Pietro 25-1 (9-1) Behind, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Chilli Green (8-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Fratellino 40-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 7l behind Excelette (8-5) at Haydock 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Irish Heartbeat (IRE) 8-1fav (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, 7th of 16, 3l behind Judge 'n Jury (8-0) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
El Viento (FR) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 16, 9l behind Judge 'n Jury (8-0) at York 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.