A tough conclusion to the card and we'll take the plunge at what should be a decent price on IN SECRET, while Dragon Slayer looks a major player. The John Dunlop-trained pick has shown some decent form in maidens so far, when she has appeared to need the step up to today's 10f trip. That can help her to show her true worth, and from a painless mark of 69 she may well be one to catch right on her handicap debut. Dragon Slayer won't be easy to get the better of, having shown some ultra-consistent form of late. However, the handicapper might now be having the ultimate say and John Harris's gelding is vulnerable. York runner-up Tevez is better over shorter than this, while top weight Lord Theo is 6lbs higher than his recent course and distance win and that coupled with his general inconsistency means we will field against him. Apotheosis, General Tufto and Singora Lady all need the handicapper to do them a favour and we'll suggest In Secret.
Lord Theo 8-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on final furlong (hand timed), won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Seventh Cavalry (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Hannicean 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Liberally (9-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Risque Heights 10-1 (10-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, hanging left final 2f, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 6l behind Inspirina (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Dragon Slayer (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and headway on outer over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Agilete (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Watson's Bay 7-1 (8-13) Steadied start, keen early, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, never on terms, 6th of 11, 7l behind Eton Fable (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Apotheosis 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 13, 7l behind Falcon Rock (9-13) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) in Jul.
Garra Molly (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, drifted left over 1f out, weakened, 4th of 9, 8l behind Ridgeway Jazz (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
General Tufto 4-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway and squeezed through approaching 2f out, kept on to dead heat for 3rd post, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Denton (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Tevez 25-1 (8-4) Outpaced, behind, switched over right 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Zomerlust (9-10) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Iceman George 4-1 (10-7) In touch, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 15, 13l behind Recession Proof (10-7) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Singora Lady (IRE) 5-4fav (9-11) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, no response until headway approaching final furlong, stayed on under strong pressure towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Crystal Feather (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
In Secret 20-1 (9-0) Took keen hold early, held up, stayed on to take modest 3rd near finish, never near front pair, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Sterling Sound (9-0) at Ascot 1m 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Murhee (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway and not clear run 2f out, ridden and switched left approaching final furlong, plugged on, 6th of 14, 5l behind Edgeworth (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Pedasus (USA) 28-1 (8-2) Took keen hold, always in rear, 10th of 11, 17l behind Bazergan (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Incendo 3-1fav (9-7) Held up, ridden and headway entering final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3l behind The Last Don (9-11) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Fisadara 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 18l behind Broughtons Paradis (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Fantino 16-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, no impression from over 2f out, 7th of 12, 4l behind Flapper (8-8) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Toballa 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 9, 10l behind Camera Shy (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.