This looks a good opportunity for SEVENTH CAVALRY who is taken to get the better of Screaming Brave and Bagber. Alan King's 4-year-old finished second behind Merrymadcap over 1m2f last time and he wasn't stopping at the finish. This slightly longer trip should play to his strengths and he can the pick up the winning thread. Screaming Brave has been in good form of late but the handicapper looked as though he might have caught up with him at Pontefract last time and he could be worth taking on today. Bagber ran well on his handicap debut at Sandown last time and with this longer trip expected to play to his strengths he can also go well. Mustajed has won over the course and distance but he is another who looks to be in the grip of the handicapper, and we will return to Seventh Cavalry as our idea of the winner.
Mustajed 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Bollin Greta (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Seventh Cavalry (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Towards rear, shaken up and headway over 3f out, soon ridden, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Merrymadcap (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Yvonne Evelyn (USA) 9-1 (9-12) Chased leader, ridden and went left 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Kashmina (9-10) at Windsor 1m 2f (5) gf in Jun.
Majehar 10-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway on inside 3f out, not clear run approaching final furlong, held, 9th of 11, 6l behind Kidlat (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Bagber 10-1 (9-6) Led, set good pace, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, kept on well for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind North Cape (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Curacao 6-1 (8-8) Held up in 5th, pushed along 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 5th of 8, 9l behind Brunston (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Screaming Brave 7-1 (9-5) Behind, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Sparkaway (8-2) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.