GOLD BEAU has been knocking on the door in similar company lately and this looks a bit less competitive than the handicap at Carlisle in which he finished second last time. Kristin Stubbs' charge is preferred to the mare Adiator, who isn't certain to be suited by the drop back to 6f. Idle Warrior made a promising start when only beaten a neck at Doncaster when a subsequent winner was behind. But there is a question mark over the merit of that form as the winner has been thumped off a mark of 57 in a handicap since. Dennis may need the experience but looks best of the rest.
Benidorm 20-1 (9-9) Chased leader after 1f, led wll over 2f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakening when hung left over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Size (9-11) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Imperial Bond 28-1 (10-0) Dwelt, mid-division and pulled hard, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Testa Rossa (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jan.
Adiator 12-1 (9-4) In touch in 5th, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Defendant (9-3) at Beverley 7f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Queen's Princess 25-1 (9-11) Dwelt, towards rear, soon outpaced, 14th of 16, 19l behind Adam's Ale (10-12) at Redcar 6f Amateur Maiden Handicap (0-65) (4yo+) (6) gf in May.
Dennis Mind Games colt out of Hetti Lewis.
Gold Beau (FR) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on to take 2nd place close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Baltic Prince (8-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Idle Warrior 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Little Eli (9-0) at Doncaster 5f mdn stks (5) gd.
Time For Crabbies (IRE) Moss Vale gelding out of Westlife.