Weekendatbernies has been placed over a mile at Windsor on his last couple of starts and is not certain to appreciate the drop in trip for his handicap debut. ROYAL CONNECTION is preferred as she was left to come home in her own time once her chance had gone in a three-runner contest at Windsor but had scored over today's shorter trip at Brighton earlier. Bishan Bedi is facing tougher opposition than when winning a Leicester seller a fortnight ago and the unexposed Racing's Dream may prove a bigger threat now handicapping.
Weekendatbernies (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway tracking leaders 4f out, chased leading pair 3f out, one pace and no impression on leading duo when edged left final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Elusive Guest (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Royal Connection 7-4 (9-2) Led and raced keenly, steadied pace and joined 5f out, headed over 4f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 2nd of 3, 8l behind Tides Reach (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Racing's Dream 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Express Himself (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) sft.
Bishan Bedi (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up, headway from 3f out, challenged over 1f out, soon led, stayed on, won at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gf beating Chess Valley (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Jersey Brown (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Steadied start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 14, 7l behind Biotic (9-0) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Hipz (IRE) 10-11fav (8-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, 3rd halfway, ridden over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, strong challenge near finish, just failed, 2nd of 5, ns behind Ocean Legend (9-8) at Windsor 6f sell stks (6) gd in Jun.
Spinning Cobblers 25-1 (8-8) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Twin Point (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Speed Society 33-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 14l behind Aqua Ardens (9-4) at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gf.