With an official rating of 104, WINDHOEK just sneaks into this handicap. It's his easiest task of the year on paper as he was competing against older horses when beaten only a length at York last week and he gets the vote. Cruck Realta has failed to match her winning effort at Newbury in three subsequent starts but Circus Turn arrives in better form after scoring at Goodwood last Sunday. However, the latter is burdened with a penalty for that success and Danat Al Atheer finished ahead of him at Newmarket earlier and is better off at the weights today. London Citizen is proving hard to win with and this looks tougher than his recent tasks.
Windhoek 5-1 (8-13) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway to 3rd 2f out, edged left under pressure over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, not reach winner, 2nd of 16, 1l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf.
Cruck Realta 20-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Broughton (8-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd.
Circus Turn (USA) 11-1 (8-9) Made all, driven over 2f out, ridden and hard pressed when edged right 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, just held on, won at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Aussie Reigns (9-0) by hd, 9 ran.
Danat Al Atheer 33-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 5l behind Seal Of Approval (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd.
London Citizen (USA) (9-4) 2nd of 14, 3l behind Hurricane Red (9-4) at Jagersro(SWE) 1m 4f Listed stks.