A typically trappy handicap and HIP HIP HOORAY is the tentative pick ahead of Compton Blue and By Command. Luke Dace's filly appeared more than a little unlucky in running on her previous visit to this course and probably should have finished closer than her fifth position suggests. Proven on the ground, she can go well tonight despite a modest draw. Compton Blue ran well at Nottingham over six furlongs. Connections appear to see his future over a longer trip despite the fact that his pedigree suggests that it might not be in his interest. By Command was running in Derby trials when trained by John Dunlop. Now very much in the John Hills camp, the handicapper cannot be accused of offering little assistance as he has dropped him by no fewer than 28lbs over the last year. Miss Mujanna is a model of consistency and if anything, tonight's likely going will suit her far better than that which she experienced at Newmarket. Justcallmehandsome is arguably well in on some of his all weather form though the formbook tells us a more realistic tale. Wunder Strike is quirky but off a featherweight, he cannot be dismissed at what are likely to be big odds. Hip Hip Hooray has plenty of positives in the context of this race and she receives our vote.
Pippbrook Gold 8-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, not troubled leaders after, 4th of 8, 4l behind Spirit Of Sharjah (10-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
By Command 10-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up, pulled way up to lead 7f out, and crossed to rail, strong pace, clear halfway, reduced lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Ross Moor (8-7) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Miss Mujanna 14-1 (9-1) Raced far side, led that group until over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 9l behind Northern Jem (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Hallingdal (UAE) 20-1 (9-8) Missed break, held up in last pair, going well enough over 2f out, effort over 1f out, soon not quicken and no impression, last of 7, 3 1/2l behind Candy Ride (9-7) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
King's La Mont (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 15, 18l behind Rumble Of Thunder (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Justcallmehandsome 10-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Gallego (10-8) at Salisbury 1m am hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Dancer's Legacy 33-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, slightly hampered over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 12, 8l behind Rockfella (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Hip Hip Hooray 17-2 (9-1) In touch, pushed along well over 1f out, not clear run and not able to challenge inside final furlong, switched left towards finish, 5th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Candy Ride (9-7) at Sandown 1m 1f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Pegasus Lad (USA) 3-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in touch, chased leaders halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 16l behind Doon Haymer (9-13) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Compton Blue 8-1 (9-3) Behind, driven along over 2f out, never in contention final 2f, 6th of 12, 13l behind Lujeanie (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Wunder Strike (USA) 20-1 (8-4) Pushed along 4f out, always in rear, 11th of 12, 24l behind Gold Express (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.