Shimla Rolann is an interesting newcomer who needs a close look in the market.
Dark Illusion, Virginia Plane and TEDDY B all finished second on their most recent start and it is the last-named, who looks open to plenty of improvement, who is selected to come out on top.
City Walk was impressive here last month and can make a bold bid to defy his hike up the weights, while Celsius and Ishvara should both be involved if bringing their best form to the contest.
CONCIERGE wasn’t disgraced in the Stewards’ Cup on his first run for the in-form Michael Attwater stable though and he might be the answer.
Several of these can have a strong case made for them and it looks an open event.
Red Alert, Union Rose and Big Lachie are high on the list but CAPPANANTY CON has been in good form this summer and might be able to exploit his lower turf rating once again.
A revival from Indian Pursuit wouldn’t come as a major surprise, while Gherkin, Wiff Waff, Bold Decision and Toolatetodelegate ought to remain competitive.
DELAGATE THE LADY came up fractionally short in her hat-trick bid at Yarmouth last time, but she’s still capable of better and this slightly shorter trip shouldn’t cause her any problems.
Several in-form sorts are on show but HARBOUR VISION (NAP) was very impressive when dropped into a Class 6 at Doncaster on Saturday and can defy the penalty.
Derry Boy is greatly respected, while Fitzrovia is much better than he showed at Doncaster on his reappearance and is another to consider.
Hard to be positive about many of these. SOME PICTURE took another step forward when second over C&D last time and is selected to go one better.
Wrath Of Hector was below par on his sole previous start over 1m, but has to be respected as a dual winner in recent weeks. Rajguru could also have a say if reacting positively to a first-time visor.
Mark Of Gold chased home a major improver over 1m 2f on his handicap debut at Pontefract and he’s open to more progress but preference is for LOVERS’ GAIT.
She has found stacks of improvement with her two dominant displays in C&D handicaps this summer and still looks feasibly treated off only 4lb higher than when fighting off a clear second last time.
Mr Top Hat is another key player, while More Than A Prince looks interesting at this new trip for his new yard.
Not many of these make much appeal, but JOHNI BOXIT was only just caught in a similar event over C&D last time and has leading claims if he can repeat that form.
Recent Wolverhampton winner My Brother Mike is the main danger on his switch back to turf, though the unexposed three-year-old Cassidy Jo shaped with promise behind a handicap blot at Catterick last month and looks interesting on this drop back in trip.
An open race in which the vote goes to BIRKIE QUEEN, who was a good third over C&D on her penultimate run and backed that up with a near miss on all-weather at Lingfield last week.
Rare Glam has claims on her drop back in trip, while Clog Na Fola caught the eye with her strong finish here last time and could be a big factor on her step up to 1m 2f.
Other key players are Voice Of Dubawi and Thunder Flash who both pulled clear in a similar Polytrack event last Tuesday and have an interesting rematch on this switch back to turf.
There could easily be more to come from MENIN GATE after his winning start for Archie Watson at the expense of Sunshineandbubbles at Kempton last week and he’s selected to make light of a 5lb penalty.
Affair will be a major threat if in anything like the form which saw her narrowly denied at Lingfield (AW) last week, while Mizzen Master has a good record fresh so is also respected back from an absence for Olly Murphy.
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