A tricky start to a fine card with a handful of last-time winners including Roachdale House, who returned to form at Chester though all three victories have come with some give in the ground. Token Of Love is up 6lb for landing a class 4 handicap here last month but is progressing nicely as is Lesha, who has won twice at that level this season. You're Fired stayed on powerfully to land a 7f Haydock handicap and should do even better over this trip but Doctor Sardonicus makes his handicap debut in a very tough event. Safety Check has returned from Dubai where he competed at a very high level and all three of his career victories have come on this track. Crystal Lake's bid for a four-timer came to an end here in May and the assessor could have got to him so the vote goes to MUTAWATHEA. Richard Hannon's colt landed a Polytrack maiden on his reappearance and had a three-month break before returning with an eye-catching run at Sandown where he stayed on strongly over that stiff 7f to snatch second place.
Safety Check (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) 10th of 12, 17l behind Toast Of New York (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f 3yo Grp 2 (1) in Mar.
Golden Town (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Raced far side keen tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Hors De Combat (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Hunters Creek (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Pushed along briefly from start, held up in touch, switched right over 3f out, driven over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 3l behind Balducci (9-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Championship (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Dwelt, held up in touch, went 2nd over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Moohaarib (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Legend Rising (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Raced near side, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway over 2f out, not clearest of runs and switched left to rail over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, never going pace to trouble leaders, 8th of 30, 3 1/2l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Roachdale House (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out, led 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chester 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun beating Basil Berry (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Idea (USA) 10-1 (8-7) Raced near side, held up and behind, some headway but no chance when not clear run inside final furlong, 16th of 30, 9l behind Born In Bombay (8-4) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Master The World (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Roseburg (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Token Of Love 7-4fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Waveguide (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Tanseeb 20-1 (8-1) Close up, ridden and switched left over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, shd behind Sea Shanty (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Examiner (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Slow into stride towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Agent Murphy (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Lesha (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, not clear run 2f out to over 1f out, squeezed through to lead inside final furlong, soon ridden, held on near finish, won at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Voyageofdiscovery (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Crystal Lake (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Muteela (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
You're Fired (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway approaching final furlong, ridden to lead closing stages, all out, won at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in May beating Regiment (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Doctor Sardonicus 9-2 (9-2) Made all racing against rail, ridden inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jun beating Between Wickets (9-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Mutawathea 6-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Royal Seal (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.