HAWAANA seems to have been found a good opportunity to end a run of near misses and get in front so we side with Gay Kelleway's runner in this handicap with High Office not ruled out from a yard in form and Denton should feature if fit. Having missed out by less than a length on his last two runs the pick looks to be in form. Those two results were behind some well handicapped runners so despite carrying an extra 3lbs here Hawaana can score. Richard Fahey remains in top form and his High Office looks a leading player. He's yet to prove it in this company but having put in an improved run last time he should show up with a couple of lbs removed from his back. Denton won three of his five starts last season but looks a little high in the handicap on a return from a long break while Bagutta Sun is unexposed and could show more from a new career low mark. Only one horse seems to have strong claims on this race and that's Hawaana.
Hawaana (IRE) 13-8fav (10-7) Steadied start, held up, headway 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind The Last Alzao (10-2) at Haydock 1m 2f ladies hcap (5) gf in May.
Bagutta Sun 25-1 (8-5) Tracked winner until over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 8l behind Desert Kiss (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f flls hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Snow Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 16l behind Russian George (9-2) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.
Baltimore Jack (IRE) 4-1 (11-1) Led 4f, tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 14l behind Sedgwick (10-2) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
High Office 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind George Adamson (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Denton (NZ) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 11l behind Rockfella (8-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Arashi 25-1 (8-5) Took keen hold in touch, effort on outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Brouhaha (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.