None of the runners in this handicap seem that well treated so after a progressive couple of runs this term FOREST FLYER looks the call ahead of Hunters Belt and Blazing Desert. With a good record over course and distance the pick's short head victory on the latest of those last time is beginning to work out well. That was just his second run after returning from a break and now even fitter he can overcome his revised mark. Hunters Belt is still unexposed enough to improve and after running well in defeat on just his second handicap run last time he has to be respected from just 1lb higher. Blazing Desert is unexposed on the level and showed enough in his last run to suggest this is where his future might lie. Lisbon Lion is well weighted based on his run in an Amateur Riders race in May but will need to improve on his two subsequent runs while Belwearie was expected to go better last time so could show up in the mix. Not an easy race to fathom but Forest Flyer is improving this season and can follow up.
Shy Glance (USA) 20-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, not clear run and switched left well over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 8l behind Gritstone (9-6) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Forrest Flyer (IRE) 4-5fav (8-12) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, driven and edged left inside final furlong, just held on, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Wicked Daze (9-7) by shd, 4 ran.
Hunters Belt (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden to go 2nd over 2f out, kept on to chase winner towards finish, always held, 2nd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Tropical Bachelor (8-5) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Blazing Desert 20-1 (9-7) Behind, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Chain Of Events (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Lisbon Lion (IRE) 10-3 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up behind, headway to chase leaders 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 6th of 9, 8l behind Sovento (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Balwearie (IRE) 28-1 (8-3) Led after 1f, ridden 3 lengths clear over 3f out, headed and lost four places inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3l behind Park's Prodigy (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Tuxsumdoin 66-1 (9-11) Close up in chasing group until 6f out, 11th of 12, 27l behind Heathyards Pride (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Am clm stks (6) pol in May.
Snowberry Hill (USA) 33-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and every chance over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 15l behind Uncle Keef (9-4) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Oh Landino (GER) 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, keen early, lost place 3f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 46l behind Shifting Gold (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.