A handicap no easier for the lack of numbers and if Danat Al Atheer takes the previous race, it would be no surprise to see plenty of market confidence behind ENDORSING. Richard Hannon's colt was only a head behind when they met at Haydock in April though he'll need to reverse Doncaster form with Leitrim Pass in order to win this affair. Richard Fahey has two entries and Gabrial's Wawa appears to be the pick of the pair. A winner of two races on the Polytrack, he has been tried in two very hot handicaps at Chester on his last two starts and this looks a slightly easier assignment on paper. Broughton wasn't disgraced against a progressive rival on his handicap debut at Ripon and he may well be open to further improvement.
Enzaal (USA) 11-2 (9-0) Led, headed 3f out, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Double Discount (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf.
Broughton (GER) 5-2 (9-7) Led, headed narrowly over 6f out, driven and every chance over 2f out to over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind London Bridge (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Gabrial's Wawa 8-1 (9-2) In rear, headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 12l behind Ralston Road (9-7) at Chester 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Endorsing (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden inside final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 7, 1l behind Kohlaan (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Leitrim Pass (USA) 15-8fav (9-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, just held close home, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Kohlaan (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Wyldfire (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 15l behind Esteaming (9-1) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Gabrial The Duke (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Led, narrowly headed 2f out, chased winner, ridden and still every chance 1f out, no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Pivotal Silence (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mandy The Nag (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Woody Bay (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.