Not the easiest of handicaps to unravel but Henry Candy has a wonderful record with sprinters and APRICOT SKY, who makes her handicap debut, could be on a very lenient mark and a long absence shouldn't be a problem. Slip Sliding Away had Tidentime just over a length behind when scoring over the course and distance three weeks ago and there's little between the pair at the revised weights though both are thoroughly exposed. Tidal's Baby makes a quick reappearance after being beaten a long way in the Ayr Bronze Cup and she'll be very much more at home in the grade so could prove a big threat. Joey's Destiny bounced back to form at Leicester and today's easier ground won't be a problem for George Baker's charge who made a winning debut on soft going at Folkestone last summer.
Tidentime (USA) 4-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 12l behind Brocklebank (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Piddie's Power 16-1 (9-8) Taken to post early, raced far side tracked overall leader, ridden over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 10, 2l behind Skytrain (8-13) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Rowe Park 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, short of room approaching final furlong, soon weakened, last of 12, 14l behind Gabbiano (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Bravo Echo 6-1 (9-7) Led on rail, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 3l behind Slip Sliding Away (9-2) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Slip Sliding Away (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, good headway in centre over 2f out, chasing leaders when hung badly left approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Tidentime (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Johnny Castle 7-2 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, last of 6, 9l behind Peak Storm (9-1) at Chepstow 7f clm stks (6) hvy.
Tidal's Baby 18-1 (8-9) Chased leaders far side, weakened over 1f out, finished 12th in far side group, 26th of 27, 18l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft.
Jungle Bay 11-4 (9-4) Chased leaders, went to near side rail in straight, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Olney Lass (8-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 5l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fat Gary 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Hay Dude (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Joey's Destiny (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon edged left, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug beating Bogsnog (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Apricot Sky 10-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 1f out, soon challenged, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Ian's Dream (9-5) by ns, 6 ran.
Dominium (USA) 13-2 (8-3) Steadied start, held up, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 10, 3l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) 8th of 9, 13l behind Da'quonde (9-3) at Chester 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Dilgura 6-4fav (9-0) Mid-division, switched right and headway over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Bath 6f fll mdn stks (5) gd in May beating Celestial Bay (9-9) by nk, 8 ran.
Saskia's Dream 8-11fav (8-13) In touch in rear, effort between horses entering final furlong, soon edged left, ridden and stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Brighton 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Take The Lead (9-1) by 1l, 5 ran.