The handicapper hasn't cut AMENABLE any slack but he may still be the best option in a tight heat where Gertmegalush and the tough Night Trade are also on the radar. It's worth keeping an eye on Bond Fastrac as he's dropped 12lbs since the start of the season and is faced with an easier opening as a result but he has been struggling. Amenable has been struggling but the handicapper hasn't eased his mark and he may be proved correct in that as the selection has been struggling to get home over a mile and seven furlongs on his last two starts but is very interesting in this line-up on his course and distance run behind Victoire De Lyphar in April. Gertmegalush has shown signs of hitting top form of late whilst Night Trade's efforts earlier in the season firmly put her in the picture. Sheer Force, Barren Brook and Coin From Heaven aren't ignored whilst Commanche Raider would make the short-list but for the yard's poor run of form.
Bond Fastrac 16-1 (9-4) Behind, never dangerous, last of 9, 11l behind Lowdown (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Barren Brook 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leading pair, shaken up to lead inside final, soon clear, comfortably, won at Catterick 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jun beating Quite Sparky (9-3) by 3l, 6 ran.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway and switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Gramercy (9-7) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Coin From Heaven (IRE) 11-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 8l behind Lowdown (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Night Trade (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Favourite Girl (9-12) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Gertmegalush (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Raced wide towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Cornus (9-5) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Sheer Force (IRE) 4-5fav (9-6) Prominent, keen hold, every chance well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind R Woody (9-7) at Goodwood 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Amenable (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Don't Call Me (9-4) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cape Kimberley 33-1 (8-10) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 16l behind Kellys Eye (9-2) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Mark Anthony (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Led, pushed along and headed 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, soon eased, 7th of 11, 9l behind Kellys Eye (9-3) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Transmit (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 22l behind Venutius (9-9) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.