Sadler's Risk drops back in trip and there's a good chance he'll take up the running in an attempt to run the finish out of today's rivals. But that should suit SEMEEN who failed pick up off a slow pace at Haydock last time and is worth another chance off his current mark. There was little between Villoresi and Cranach at Kempton last month when the former came out just the best and Royal Dutch isn't out of this if lasting home after a nose defeat over 1m2f at this track. The remaining pair are harder to fancy in what looks a tight handicap.
Sadler's Risk (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Led early, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Silver Lime (9-10) at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Cranach 10-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division in slowly run race, good headway on inside over 2f out, ridden pressing leaders and every chance 1f out, one pace in 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Sir Boss (8-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Villoresi (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) Took keen hold, held up towards rear in slowly run race, headway on wide outside over 1f out, strong run and hung badly right inside final furlong, went 2nd close home and closed, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Sir Boss (8-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Semeen 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Chancery (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hepworth 10-1 (9-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 10l behind Bollin Greta (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Royal Dutch 7-2fav (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden and soon every chance, driven and just held, 2nd of 13, ns behind Frozen Over (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
The Quarterjack 14-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Cool Sky (9-3) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.