Talent Scout and Hydrant are similar in that both landed hat-tricks before recent defeats in better company at York and Ascot respectively. Course regular Shadowtime has won two of the last three renewals off lower marks but is not easily overlooked while Robert The Painter has been raised only 2lb for his defeat of Cono Zur here a fortnight ago. However, a competitive handicap can go the way of MULTI BENE, who was making his seasonal debut when third at Windsor earlier this month. With that pipe-opener under his belt, Ed McMahon's four-year-old looks up to winning off his current mark.
Talent Scout (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led inside final 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind The Rectifier (9-11) at York 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Hydrant 10-1 (9-0) Led, headed 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Charles Camoin (10-0) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Multi Bene 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Consign (8-13) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Robert The Painter (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, soon every chance, led narrowly and bumped inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Cono Zur (9-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Shadowtime 12-1 (9-11) In touch towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Robert The Painter (9-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Change The Subject (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon switched right and headway, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Wellingrove (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Fame Again 10-1 (9-13) Slow into stride towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Relight My Fire (8-10) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Nimiety 5-2fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Jebel Tara (9-6) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.