Abbondanza is 'thrown-in' on his first run for Dandy Nicholls if back to form however he is hard to trust and it may be safer to side with LUCKY NUMBERS from his good draw; Last Sovereign and Mr Macattack may be the best of the rest. The selection comes here on the back of an encouraging third to Tabaret at Doncaster. The step up in trip won't be a problem around here and from a good draw he should be able to race prominently throughout. Beckermet is one of several front-runners who are drawn out wide so is opposed, along with Dance And Dance and also Silver Wind, although not because of their draws. Mr Macattack remains capable of better and he featured quite prominently in some big handicaps last year, Fathsta is a course winner and this longer trip is no bother, whilst Kerrys Requiem has been holding her form well of late but mainly on downhill tracks. Last Sovereign creeps into the race on bottom-weight and with Frankie Dettori booked the pair look sure to go well from a nice draw. Two northern raiders Viva Ronaldo and Zomerlust are not discounted, along with the unexposed Leverage on this first run for Michael Wigham, however in a competitive handicap we are happy to return to Lucky Numbers as the selection.
Kerrys Requiem (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Definightly (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Abbondanza (IRE) 1-4fav (9-8) Led 3f, led again over 2f out, ridden over 1f, caught post, 2nd of 7, hd behind The Mumbo (9-3) at Lingfield 1m sell stks (6) pol in Mar.
Desert Dreamer (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 14, 11l behind Ezdeyaad (8-12) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Beckermet (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Ezdeyaad (8-12) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Awkward start, keen, held up, headway approaching 2f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Mr Willis (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Fathsta (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Street Power (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Apr.
Mr Macattack 18-1 (8-7) Raced far side, held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, driven and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 12th of 29, 8l behind Giganticus (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Bel Cantor 16-1 (8-12) Led beiefly, prominent, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 15l behind Trans Sonic (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-90) (3) fbs.
Silver Wind 25-1 (8-8) Prominent, under pressure halfway, weakened over 2f out, 14th of 15, 12l behind Tabaret (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Lucky Numbers (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) With leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Tabaret (8-11) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Zomerlust 25-1 (8-7) Raced wide, held up, ridden 3f out no impression, 8th of 11, 7l behind Snow Bay (8-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Apr.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Seek N' Destroy (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Leverage (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Bea Menace (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Last Sovereign 13-2 (9-0) Led, raced wide until switched to rail 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed and kept on well inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Highly Regal (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.