A wide-open handicap with plenty open to improvement. Street Force is one of the most exposed but has plummeted down the weights and wears his owner's first colours ahead of Wolverhampton winner Sbraase. Etaab and Halation won their respective maidens in good style last time while Heho appeared not to stay 1m2f on her latest start and has a chance back over a mile. D'AVIGNON was unfancied on his handicap debut at Newmarket but went close to catching the winner. He gets a tentative vote to go one better in this.
Etaab (USA) 8-15fav (8-10) Made most, ran on final furlong, readily, won at Lingfield 7f mdn fll (5) pol in May beating Dorraar (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Street Force (USA) 40-1 (8-13) Mid division, lost place over 3f out, eased over 1f out, last of 8, 50l behind What About Carlo (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Apr.
Sbraase 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 10l behind Al Busayyir (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
D'avignon (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Keen led and edged left over 6f out, ridden and joined from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to hold on to 2nd, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind All Talk N No Do (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Halation (IRE) 15-8 (9-1) Held up tracking leaders in 5th, headway 3f out, soon 2nd, led inside final 2f and soon hung left, stayed on to assert inside final furlong, won at Redcar 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in May beating Discreetly (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Heho 6-4fav (9-1) Dwelt in touch, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Thurayaat (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
This Is The Day 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 4f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Water Hole (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Dec.
Gratzie 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leading trio, closer order on outside over 4f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, last of 5, 10l behind Spectator (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.