RED CADEAUX can defy a penalty to score in this handicap; The Last Alzao and Ameeq head the list of dangers. The selection won on his handicap debut over this course and distance last time when he beat Decorum. The manner of that success marked him down as one to stay on the right side of and as there may be more to come from him, this is only his fifth run, we are happy to nominate him as the one to beat. The Last Alzao was a winner last time when she beat Amazing Blue Sky. She got the race run to suit that day but she should be suited by the longer trip and she rates as an obvious danger. Ameeq returns to the level after a spell over hurdles and he looks to be on a fair mark so it would be no surprise to see him getting competitive. Baan is a model of consistency but he has yet to win on the all-weather in 19 attempts. It is hard to get away from Red Cadeaux who should be hard to beat.
Hucking Heat (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Held up, ridden 3f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 7l behind Laish Ya Hajar (9-4) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
La Rosa Nostra 7-1 (9-8) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Silent Applause (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Ameeq (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Mr Aitch (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Tilapia (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Started very slowly, always in rear, never a factor, 15th of 16, 19l behind Mistress Eva (8-7) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Bushy Dell (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and headway 3f out, soon one pace, 5th of 7, 8l behind Party Palace (8-4) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Red Cadeaux 9-2 (9-0) Went prominent after 2f, reminder 5f out, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun beating Decorum (9-5) by 6l, 8 ran.
Twill (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Behind, chased leaders and not clear run from 2f out, stayed on under pressure when clear final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 11, 5l behind Rotative (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Baan (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Held up, headway 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, went 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Squirtle (8-3) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Desert Leader (IRE) 50-1 (8-5) Always towards rear, struggling over 2f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 38l behind Rotative (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
The Last Alzao (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, won at Redcar 1m 2f Handicap (0-55) (3yo) (6) gd in Jun beating Amazing Blue Sky (9-0) by 1l, 13 ran.
Shanavaz 16-1 (8-4) Stumbled start, took keen hold, held up, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 4th of 7, 7l behind Parc Des Princes (8-4) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.