This has been run seven times and no favourite has won so far but two 25/1 chances have. Once again it's a very tricky finale but SILVER LIME is handed the vote after a very good effort over 1m1f here in May, his first start since September. Clon Brulee has won a couple of minor handicaps and a 9lb rise for his Chester victory looks harsh but Harlestone Wood looks a threat as he led at this trip until the final strides when caught by Guarantee over 1m4f at Newbury and, as that was only his third start, further progress looks guaranteed. Marshgate Lane should win more races though faces a stiff task on his handicap debut but fellow Newmarket maiden winner Zamdy Man was so impressive that he's expected to get into the mix despite his high rating. Maria's Choice and Cresta Star are others to note in a tough race to call.
Marshgate Lane (USA) 7-2fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway centre 3f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on to lead last strides, won at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft in Jul beating Ruwaiyan (9-3) by hd, 11 ran.
Zamdy Man 6-4 (9-3) Raced far side made all, ridden 2f out, forged clear entering final furlong, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jul beating Alraased (9-3) by 4l, 8 ran.
Assizes 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden to challenge, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Muffin Mcleay (10-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Maria's Choice (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul beating La Pampita (8-12) by 1l, 10 ran.
Silver Lime (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, switched left to outside 2f out, good headway to chase leaders over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, driven and strong challenge final 110 yards, just failed, 2nd of 13, shd behind Beaufort Twelve (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Harlestone Wood 28-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway from over 4f out, travelling well tracking leaders 3f out, led 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 12, nk behind Guarantee (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.
Traveller's Tales 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 7l behind Trend Is My Friend (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Cresta Star 3-1 (8-11) Keen tracked winner ridden and edged left from over 2f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Expert Fighter (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Ruscello (IRE) 6-1 (9-11) Took keen hold, held up in touch, trapped behind weakening rival and hampered on inside over 2f out, switched right soon after, challenged over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul beating Yours Ever (8-13) by nk, 9 ran.
Fortieth And Fifth (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Ridden out of stalls, soon tracking leaders, driven over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 35l behind Trend Is My Friend (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Prophesy (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Prussian (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
Clon Brulee (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, soon edged left, led just over 1f out, ran on well, eased close home, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Angel Gabrial (9-7) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Hurler And Farmer (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, soon hung left, ridden over 1f out, kept on, won at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov beating Don Libre (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Sondeduro 3-1fav (9-4) Close up until short of room and lost place after 2f, in touch in rear, ridden 4f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Venegazzu (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Incendiary (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead post, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul beating Rysbrack (9-13) by hd, 12 ran.
Jupiter Storm 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, led narrowly 2f out, headed inside final 2f, soon ridden, chased leaders until weakened inside final furlong,, 5th of 13, 6l behind Beaufort Twelve (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.