Dukes Art comes into this handicap in good form but with his mark not guaranteed to be fair on his first start in these ranks we instead like OH SO SAUCY just ahead of Autumn Blades. Two wins from four starts at this track is the impressive record of the selection who is one of the only leading contenders with good past form in these conditions. She is four pounds above her last winning mark but having gone close when three pounds higher earlier this year she should run a big race. Dukes Art just got up late to score in a Doncaster maiden on his last start however his mark of 75 is not obviously lenient and Autumn Blades is just a pound above his last winning rating so should go well but the ground looks slightly against him. Caprio is another who is weighted to challenge while Baariq should be respected given a weight for age allowance but Oh So Saucy loves it here and can improve her record.
Caprio (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance from over 2f out, unable to quicken towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Ogre (9-1) at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Held up in mid-division, headway 3f out, challenged 2f out, soon every chance, pushed along and not quicken final 1f, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Tuxedo (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Oh So Saucy 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Shotley Mac (9-6) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Catalan Bay (AUS) 3-1fav (10-0) Pulled hard, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Hillside Lad (8-11) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Baariq 16-1 (9-6) 8th of 9, 7l behind Shabib (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Arteus 13-2 (9-3) Raced centre, tracked leader, led that group and overall leader over 2f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Dukes Art (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf.
Dukes Art 14-1 (9-3) Raced centre, tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, driven to lead final 100 yards, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (4) gf beating Primaeval (9-3) by nk, 8 ran.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division on outer, pushed along and one pace final 2f, 9th of 14, 10l behind Assail (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.