Another tight handicap with little to separate a decidedly average bunch. Old Fashion finished just ahead of Auld Fyffee when runner-up at Lingfield a fortnight ago and should be in the mix but WESTERN PLAYBOY is preferred. The latter has gone close the last twice and drops in class for this. Faraajh and Horsetracker may do better now handicapping while Agadoo drops back down to a more suitable grade after a modest run at Newbury.
Agadoo 20-1 (8-6) Soon led on rail and set steady pace, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Power Play (9-7) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Old Fashion 9-4fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, wide entering straight, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1l behind What A Party (9-2) at Lingfield 7f fls hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Horsetracker 40-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, outpaced before halfway, kept on approaching final furlong, soon no impression, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Salateen (9-5) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Western Playboy (IRE) 10-1 (7-13) Close up, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out unable to quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Speedy Move (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Faraajh (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led well over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon no extra in 3rd, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Little Lady Katie (8-11) at Ripon 6f mdn (5) gd.
Diatomic (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Behind and outpaced center group, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Felix Leiter (9-7) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gs.
Just Marion (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no chance with winner, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 6l behind White Vin Jan (8-4) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Auld Fyffee (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final 50 yards, held when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind What A Party (9-2) at Lingfield 7f fls hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Charlotte's Secret 7-2 (9-0) Behind, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace and no impression, 4th of 8, 7l behind Park Glen (8-11) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs.
Mikandy (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, took keen hold, hampered, carried wide and lost place over 3f out, well held after, 8th of 11, 15l behind Sandy Cay (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Piccadillo 5-1 (8-12) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, stayed on and no impression, 4th of 10, 9l behind White Vin Jan (8-4) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Prince Rofan (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 7th of 8, 16l behind Primrose Valley (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6).