Unsurprisingly, JOHNNY CAVAGIN has been raised 10lb for his four length victory over C&D last month. An apprentice's claim negates a large chunk of that, however, and Richard Guest's charge can make it three in a row in his current form. Discression has every chance on his latest second at Ayr and Decision By One is capable of going close but can't seem to put two good runs together. Wahylah can figure dropping back down a couple of grades while Pearl Nation and Planetex both have scope for improvement on their handicap debuts.
Decision By One 8-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, pressed leader until edged right well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 9, 17l behind Van Ellis (9-7) at Chester 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Wahylah (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear, headway centre over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Free Verse (8-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Willies Wonder (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Desert Philosopher (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Airborne Again (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, driven and stayed on into mid-division final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 10l behind Exceedance (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Discression 17-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Show Flower (9-4) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Pearl Nation (USA) 3-1fav (9-3) Soon chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Macchiara (8-12) at Doncaster 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Available (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Khubala (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Johnny Cavagin 4-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, clear inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Dream Walker (9-1) by 4l, 9 ran.
Hot Sugar (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 12l behind Khubala (8-13) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
By Invitation (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, some headway over 2f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased when badly hampered and stumbled inside final furlong, 12th of 15, 15l behind Avonrose (9-4) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Duke Of Aricabeau (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace 1f out, 6th of 10, 7l behind Athenian (9-1) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Art Dzeko 4-1 (9-6) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Our Boy Jack (9-1) at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Reve du Jour (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, chased winner until ridden and hung right inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 3l behind Mazovian (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Scrooby Doo 25-1 (8-13) Refused to race, in a race won by Lisiere (9-4) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft, 8 ran.
Planetex (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 3f out, tracked leader, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, ran on, won at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Majestic Manannan (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Absent Amy (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division, edged right over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 13, 16l behind Bint Alzain (9-2) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Jun.
Love Island 12-1 (8-3) Raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Takealookatmenow (8-8) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.