Imperial House represents a yard who have found a bit of form recently but with him not obviously weighted well on his handicap bow we'll instead pick FRANCIS WALSINGHAM as our idea of a winner with Arachnophobia also feared. The pick made an encouraging handicap debut when not far beat last time. He'll be a pound lighter this time around and with doubts about his main rivals he looks the percentage call. Imperial House was winner of a warm enough maiden on his last start when dropping down to this trip. Conditions seem to be in his favour but doubts remain about the validity of his rating. Arachnophobia put a disappointing run behind him when scoring in similar company last time. The five pound extra on his back for that isn't the only worry here though with his turf form wildly inferior to his all-weather form. Medicean Man ran well enough last time to suggest he can compete of this mark and Cook's Endeavour also looks weighted correctly. Good competitive stuff this and Francis Walsingham can protect our investment.
Arachnophobia (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, switched left over 2f out, soon challenging, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating King's Sabre (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Caranbola 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 8l behind Ursula (9-1) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Grissom (IRE) 20-1 (7-13) With winner, driven and outpaced over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Mister Laurel (8-7) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Cook's Endeavour (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Led far side group and overall leader, headed towards finish, no extra, 3rd of 9, hd behind My Gacho (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Francis Walsingham (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and unable to quicken final 50 yards, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Miss Chamanda (8-11) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Medicean Man 6-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, headway over 4f out, slightly outpaced 2f out, rallied over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Klynch (9-4) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Doc Jones (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up, effort on wide outside 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Olynard (9-4) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
On Offer (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) With leaders, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 16l behind Mister Laurel (8-7) at Newcastle 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Imperial House 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven out, won at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Exopuntia (8-6) by 1l, 13 ran.
Ben's Dream (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Held up, switched left to wide outside over 2f out, driven, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Olynard (9-4) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, under pressure halfway, weakening when edged right over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Scrapper Smith (8-10) at Carlisle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Oriental Rose 11-1 (9-3) In rear, pushed along 3f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Real Diamond (8-9) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.