Legendary won easily at Kempton last week but has shown his best form on the Polytrack and is probably worth opposing here under a penalty. MY GUARDIAN ANGEL also carries 6lb extra after scoring over track and trip last week but he can confirm that form with third Standing Strong and follow up with Neil Callan again taking the ride. The handicapper has Brown Pete just where he wants him and Syncopate usually finds one too good but Silver Alliance could be interesting as he seems to like it here and it's always worth forgiving a poor run at Brighton.
Legendary 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, switched left and headway to 3rd over 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon ridden and clear final furlong, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Wilfred Pickles (9-7) by 6l, 9 ran.
Brown Pete (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Cashpoint (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Syncopate 12-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon recovered to chase leaders on outside, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Tight Lipped (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
My Guardian Angel 9-2 (9-7) Made most, ridden 3f out, driven out, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Essell (8-6) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Silver Alliance 7-1 (8-8) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, went 4th 1f out, no impression, 4th of 6, 14l behind Presburg (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leader until over 2f out, chased leaders, weakened final furlong, eased towards finish, 6th of 7, 6l behind Good Luck Charm (9-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Standing Strong (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Close up, ridden 3f out, switched right entering final 2f, stayed on near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind My Guardian Angel (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.