Den Maschine is up another 4lb for finishing second here back in March and A Little Bit Dusty has done his winning on the Flat over shorter trips. Jalors posted a better effort at Kempton last time but it's anybody's guess what to expect from the likes of Jeer and Ostentation. De Rigueur is a multiple winner in his native Germany but hard to assess on his debut for new connections and the vote goes to ANY GIVEN DREAM, a winner over track and trip earlier this month and open to further progress on his handicap debut.
Lyric Poet (USA) 3-1fav (9-12) Keen tracked leaders, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 14l behind News Show (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Den Maschine 4-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, kept on, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 11, hd behind Bilidn (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
A Little Bit Dusty 9-1 (10-9) Made all, ridden over 1f out, edged right and kept on inside final furlong, won at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating The Ducking Stool (10-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Jeer (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 18, 11l behind Sedgwick (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Ostentation 5-1 (10-1) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 4f out, no impression in 4th over 1f out, no extra and lost 2 places close home, 6th of 7, 12l behind Tidal Run (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Jalors (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden over 3f out, closed over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Sedgwick (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
De Rigueur (9-2) in a race won by Hurryboy (9-0) at Hamburg(GER) 1m 3f hcp gd in Jul, 13 ran.
Feisty Champion (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Ran in snatches, in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden again over 4f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Calculated Risk (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Any Given Dream (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon hung left, led over 1f out, flashed tail and ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Plus Fours (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
King's Road 16-1 (9-10) Mid-division, switched right over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to trouble 1st two, 3rd of 11, 6l behind My Mate Jake (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Baharat (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, 17th of 18, 41l behind Sedgwick (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.