With Managua a slight doubt about seeing out this trip CLASSICE VINTAGE gets the nod on a course he has already won on. Amanda Perret's horse has been in decent form of late having finished a closed up sixth behind very impressive Newmarket handicap winner Tinaar. That form has already been franked by the second horse and the selection has since been dropped a pound for that run. The son of El Prado should enjoy today's quicker conditions after the rain scuppered his winning chances at the Guineas meeting. Mick Channon's Managua is very interesting from the bottom of the handicap but is a doubtful stayer over this trip. His sire has had winners over 12 furlongs so there is every chance he'll stay. His latest second to a real Michael Stoute improver reads very well in the context of this race so he has a big chance on form, if staying. Of the rest there are plenty of doubtful stayers who are not in good form nut Record Breaker and Final Victory could go well. Managua and Classic Vintage are the two to focus on with preference just for the latter.
Via Galilei (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) In rear but in touch, switched right and effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure to take moderate 3rd near finish, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Alainmaar (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f stks (2) gf.
Mister Green (FR) 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, raced in rear, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, last of 5, 13l behind Bushman (9-2) at Windsor 1m Listed stks (1) gf.
Classic Vintage (USA) 13-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden over 3f out, chance over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 17, 5l behind Tinaar (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Siberian Tiger (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 17th of 23, 19l behind Charm School (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) sft in Nov.
Record Breaker (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Raced wide, towards rear, effort 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 16th of 17, well behind Tinaar (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gs.
Liszt (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Led, ridden 3f out, headed 2f out, soon hampered and lost place, kept on same pace, 10th of 17, 10l behind Mamlook (8-12) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (2) gd.
Brunston 7-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 9l behind Tartan Gigha (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) gf.
Perpetually (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Reared start and slowly into stride, held up in touch, ridden to challenge over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind King Olav (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and not clear run over 1f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Follow The Flag (8-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Final Victory 9-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, edged left and stayed on to 2nd 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Coin Of The Realm (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Managua 10-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, led 2f out, headed 1f out, pushed along and kept on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Bugaku (8-8) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.