Sarah's Art, Piscean and Rapid Water are a tentative trio to focus on here, with Sarah's Art the form pick. This is a decent prize and it looks there for the taking with none of the field looking in great form. Rapid Water ran in a hot Newmarket handicap on his seasonal debut and was not disgraced, at the head of affairs until weakening. He scored in similar conditions at Ascot last year, and can be expected to come on for the run. Piscean's last win came almost exactly a year ago, and his handicap mark is now 3lbs lower than that winning effort. This gelded son of Stravinsky showed signs of a return to form last time and can hit the frame. Sarah's Art has won four of his last eight starts but still looks reasonably treated, a decent fourth in a Windsor handicap last time has received a boost with a Newmarket winner coming out of the race. Sarah's Art can prove too pacy for his rivals.
Desert Dreamer (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, raced keenly, always in rear, 10th of 12, 8l behind Dance And Dance (9-4) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Viking Spirit 6-1 (9-4) Steadied in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung right and weakened, 7th of 9, 11l behind Definightly (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Piscean (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Started slowly, behind, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 6, 4l behind Rocker (8-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) std.
Sarah's Art (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 4l behind Getcarter (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 28-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 17th of 23, 12l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs.
Rapid Water 12-1 (8-0) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 23, 10l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-1) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gs.
Smokey Ryder 50-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 3f out, soon headed, hung right and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 16l behind Tourist (8-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Jan.
Desert Icon (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 10th of 15, 8l behind Getcarter (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Perfect Act 5-2fav (9-0) Dwelt, held up in rear, good headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Ray Of Joy (8-12) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (4) pol.
Secret Witness 18-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 15, 2l behind Averoo (8-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Bold Tie 7-2 (9-7) Chased leaders on rail, pushed along 3f out, looked unbalanced 2f out, one pace and no danger after, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Hi Shinko (9-0) at Folkestone 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.