A competitive handicap to open proceedings with Dimension and Tuscania likely to prove popular. Ryan Moore returns from injury on the latter, but both have only maiden wins to their credit and the progressive INDIAN JACK makes more appeal. He won at Newmarket on only his second start after a lay-off and can make up for lost time by registering another victory today. Azameera finished second over a mile here last time and this shorter trip is no problem, while Try The Chance did just enough when landing a double at Carlisle and there may be more to come from him. Golden Tempest steps up in grade but still makes most appeal of the remainder.
Try The Chance 5-1 (9-9) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon switched left, chased leader over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final 150 yards, won at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Honeymead (9-7) by nk, 7 ran.
Dimension 11-4fav (9-7) Held up in last trio on outside, headway over 1f out, strong run to 3rd and closed on winner final 50 yards, not quite reach fading winner, 2nd of 9, nk behind Fair Value (8-13) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Indian Jack (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Hacienda (9-4) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Tuscania 11-2 (9-7) In rear, headway approaching 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind White Frost (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Azameera (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Electra Star (8-12) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Golden Tempest (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up last, steady headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to 2nd and edged right inside final furlong, no chance with winner, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Diverting (8-8) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Close To The Edge (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Rearing in stalls, mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 4th of 12, 2l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-6) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf.
Yair Hill (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Led on rails early, settled tracking leaders, hanging left from halfway, not clear run over 1f out until got through on rails inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won going away, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Oil Strike (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Cape Classic (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 17, 1 1/4l behind Murura (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Sonning Rose (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Behind most of way, 12th of 19, 16l behind Ellie In The Pink (8-6) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.