Mark Johnston's Colepeper showed a decent level of form as a juvenile and has to be considered on his reappearance but he disappointed on his final start at two in a nursery and may just be a shade too high in the weights so it may be worth siding with ETON FOREVER, who gets the verdict ahead of Bohemian Melody. Marco Botti's gelding has only raced on the Polytrack so far but he has run well on each occasion, including on his handicap debut last time and he has every chance racing off just a 2lb higher mark today. Andrew Balding's Fireback won well at Lingfield earlier this month and he has to be considered despite a 6lb rise for that success. Roger Charlton's Quiet was highly tried on his second start as a two-year-old in the Group 2 May Hill Stakes at Doncaster and she could be of interest on her return in this handicap off a mark of 87 but preference is for Eton Forever. Michael Jarvis has his string in good heart and the son of Oratorio stepped up from his debut outing when comfortably landing a Kempton maiden at the beginning of the month. He looks worth siding with on his first start in a handicap off a mark of 92.
Colepeper 5-1 (9-7) In touch, headway to have every chance 2f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Bossy Kitty (7-12) at York 6f 2yo hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Navajo Chief 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, switched inside and effort 2f out, not much room over 1f out, squeezed through and stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Kaptain Kirkup (9-3) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Eton Forever (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd going well over 1f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, ran on readily, won at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (4) pol beating Afsare (9-3) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Bond Fastrac 16-1 (9-1) Behind, driven and outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure final 2f, never on terms, 7th of 10, 9l behind Kaptain Kirkup (9-3) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
She's A Character 28-1 (8-13) With leaders, lost place 2f out, soon ridden and behind, 8th of 10, 14l behind Kaptain Kirkup (9-3) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Quiet 11-1 (8-12) Narrow lead to 3f out, pressed leader until driven over 1f out, weakened final 1f, last of 7, 6l behind Pollenator (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll Grp 2 (1) gf in Sep.
Niran (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Mid-division, on inside, lost place over 2f out, weakened and eased 1f out, last of 12, 39l behind Yaa Wayl (8-8) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 100-1 (9-0) Always in rear, struggling from 3f out, last of 19, 22l behind Makfi (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf.
Transvaal Sky 16-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, driven 3f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 9l behind Yaa Wayl (8-8) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Fireback 8-1 (8-6) Made all on stands side rail, clear over 1f out, driven out, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Rakaan (8-13) by 3l, 15 ran.
Rock 'n' Royal 7-1 (8-7) With leader, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, weakened 1f out, last of 10, 15l behind Kaptain Kirkup (9-3) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Bohemian Melody 2-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led going well just inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out headed and outpaced by winner entering final furlong, held when edged left soon after, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Hypnotized (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.