Tony Martin, who was in brilliant form at the Galway Festival a couple of weeks ago, is a rare visitor for this meeting so Quick Jack, one of the few from the yard to be beaten at Galway, has to be greatly respected despite having never won a race. However, he faces a stiff task against two penalised entries who are both very well handicapped after easy latest victories. Bohemian Rhapsody has completed a hat-trick and has been raised 11lb for his latest success but can run here with a 6lb penalty under a 7lb claimer. That suggests he should be home and hosed but NAUTILUS is even better in. He won a handicap here by no less than 15l and was eased down in the process. Not surprisingly the assessor took a dim view and raised him an astonishing 18lb so it's no surprise to see him turning out here with 6lb extra. Strawberry Jam has been gradually improving and a regulation 6lb rise for his narrow Kempton victory looks fair.
Bohemian Rhapsody (IRE) 11-4 (10-0) Held up in touch, headway in 3rd over 3f out, challenge over 2f out, led approaching 2f out, clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft beating White Month (8-4) by 6l, 7 ran.
Nautilus 11-8fav (9-5) Pressed leader, led 7f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Laconicos (8-13) by 15l, 9 ran.
Quick Jack (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Waited with towards rear off ordinary pace, progress to chase leaders from 2f out, in pursuit of winner but no impression inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 17, 3l behind Tin Town Boy (8-4) at Galway 1m 4f hcp 50-80 sft.
Strawberry Jam 5-1 (9-2) Held up in 5th, plenty to do when switched left over 2f out, strong run on outside to 2nd inside final furlong, driven ahead close home, won at Kempton 1m 3f Apprentice Handicap (0-80) (3yo) (4) pol beating Halling's Treasure (9-3) by nk, 7 ran.