The William Haggas-trained Sooraah is lightly raced and has to be considered on his handicap debut after just three starts but he does not appear to be that well treated off a mark of 70 and a safer option looks to be LEITZU, who gets the verdict ahead of My Sister. Mark Usher's filly stepped up from her reappearance run when a close up fourth behind Centime at Nottingham over 1m2f last month and she has every chance over this slightly shorter trip off a 1lb lower mark. Mark Brisbourne's Thirsk winner Hathaway has struggled in two starts since that success and of more interest may be Hugh Morrison's Mausin, who is lightly raced and could be of interest racing in a handicap for the first time. The vote though goes the way of Mick Channon's Leitzu, who has shown much improved form in recent outings, running a close second of 17 behind Kingsdine at Salisbury last time, and he looks the one that they all have to beat.
Rare Malt (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, ridden in rear 3f out, never a factor, last of 12, 17l behind Avon River (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Sooraah 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead and edged right over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Bougainvilia (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 3yo fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
Mausin (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) In rear, headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Calatrava Cape (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Alice Cullen 18-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no real progress final 2f, 8th of 13, 15l behind Dolcetto (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Leitzu (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outside, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Kingsdine (9-4) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Sula Two 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, steadied 7f out, ridden over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, one pace, no impression, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Mellifera (9-3) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
My Sister 25-1 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, one pace and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Centime (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Hathaway (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, headway when not much room on inside entering final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Another Magic Man (9-0) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Ravens Rose 10-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Timocracy (9-12) at Leicester 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in May.
Better Be Blue (IRE) 66-1 (8-3) Chased winner after 1f until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 22l behind Timocracy (10-0) at Brighton 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in May.