A race that should not take a great deal of winning can go to handicap debutant BEST OF BROADWAY, while Lady Pacha and Escape Artist could be the ones to chase him home. The selection is saddled by David Lanigan, who has a 33 per cent strike rate with his three-year-olds at this venue. His gelding steps up in trip for the third time in succession today, having been tried over a mile, 10f and 1m 4f in his three runs to date, and those efforts have seen him rated 55 by the assessor. That is nothing for a horse with any ability, and with enough stamina in the pedigree and blinkers on for the first time he can strike. Lady Pacha was well beaten on her own handicap debut last time at Hamilton but handles these conditions well. She is not certain to get home over this far, but is worth a try, and a first-time visor may also have a positive effect. Escape Artist is another handicap newcomer for in-form Tim Easterby. He was tried three times over 7f as a juvenile but this is a huge step up in trip and it may well suit him. The fast ground shouldn't be a problem and support for him is likely to be significant. Swain's Quest, Dubara Reef and Rosewood Lad are not forlorn hopes, though Best Of Broadway gets the vote.
Leopard Hills (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Outpaced, never in contention, 6th of 8, 24l behind Ejaab (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.
Tia Juana (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression, 4th of 9, 10l behind Babycakes (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol.
Frameit (IRE) 11-10fav (8-12) Prominent, ridden to lead narrowly 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Lauberhorn (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Swain's Quest (USA) 33-1 (9-3) Pushed along to lead after 1f, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Firehawk (8-8) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Henry Havelock 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13l behind Saint Thomas (8-13) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Best Of Broadway (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, 34l behind Theology (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Escape Artist 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 17l behind Tominator (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Dubawi King 50-1 (8-9) Dwelt, mid-division, outpaced 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 13l behind Royal Swain (10-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Rosewood Lad 12-1 (8-5) With leaders, led 3f out, soon ridden, headed inside final 2f, stayed on same pace under pressure final furlong, no extra and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Othello (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Leader Of The Land (9-3) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Priestley (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Keen, held up, wide and headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 22l behind Bronze Prince (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
I Got Music 80-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride and always behind, 7th of 9, 16l behind Dancing Dude (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Apr.
Lady Pacha 12-1 (8-0) Held up last, plugged on final 2f, no chance with leading trio, 4th of 6, 11l behind Meetings Man (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Lucky Traveller 25-1 (8-4) Bumped start, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 13, 22l behind Mr Harmoosh (9-4) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.