It could pay to look no further than top weight DA'QUONDE as she's up against distinctly moderate opposition in this. A winner in slow ground at Musselburgh in June, she'll likely face similar conditions in this and is only 2lb higher today with an apprentice's claim taken into account. Chasing Dreams will need to chase a bit harder to land her first handicap as she never threatened the winner when second at Southwell last time while Findog struggled in soft going at Ayr during the week. Foxy Music has shown no recent signs of improvement despite tumbling down the weights and Script looks high enough in the handicap now.
Da'quonde (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) With leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Foreign Rhythm (7-12) at Redcar 5f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in Apr.
Foxy Music 10-1 (10-0) Taken to post early, keen led, ridden halfway, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Chunky Diamond (9-6) at Haydock 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Chasing Dreams 6-1 (9-5) Prominent, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Sharaarah (9-7) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jun.
Colbyor 12-1 (9-0) Awkard start and slowly into stride, mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 6l behind Diamondhead (9-7) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Findog 5-2fav (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Jinky (9-11) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Tom Sawyer 9-1 (9-5) Slowly away, never better than mid-division, 10th of 13, 10l behind Script (8-0) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Sunraider (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Script 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, not much room over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Amenable (8-6) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 5l behind Ingenti (9-0) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Perfect Pasture 9-2 (8-8) Jockey removed hood late, slowly away, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 5l behind Abraham Monro (8-2) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Princess In Exile 18-1 (8-12) Slightly bumped start, chased leaders in 4th, outpaced halfway, soon in rear, last of 5, 9l behind Sixty Minutes (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.