Adaptability is a possible improver moving into handicaps but has not been dealt an easy hand by the assessor and SEVEN LUCKY SEVEN is a more realistic option after a smoothly-achieved Salisbury success on just his third start for his current yard under James Doyle. He incurs a 6lb penalty for that success, offset by the 7lb claim of the promising Jordan Vaughan and a similar level of performance would make him the one to beat. The Dukkerer retains maiden status but has shaped well on all three starts over this specialist 7f trip and had the rest comfortably accounted for last time when runner-up to Magical Moon at Beverley. She rates a danger. In contrast, the consistent Bonjour Steve has improved of late dropped to sprinting on soft ground so it will be interesting to see how he handles the return to further on quick ground. Razin' Hell is a three-time winner but all successes have come on Fibresand.
Adaptability 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden and no impression with front pair over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Manderley (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn fll stks (5) gs.
Razin' Hell 12-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 22l behind Royal Brave (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Seven Lucky Seven 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon driven clear, very easy, won at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Dream Impossible (8-11) by 4l, 14 ran.
Bonjour Steve 11-4 (9-7) Pressed leader, pushed along halfway, challenged 2f out, soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Lady Ranger (8-0) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Molly Ahoy 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders on inside, went 3rd approaching final 3f, no chance with leading duo, weakened into 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 11l behind Yagheer (9-3) at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs.
The Dukkerer (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Mariners Moon (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Sexy Secret 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Choice Of Destiny (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Mccarthy Mor (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) In touch near side, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 26l behind Choice Of Destiny (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Va Benny 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along near side 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 31l behind Wistar (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf.
Keep To The Beat 14-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Strike A Light (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Henke (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, kep ton same pace, 5th of 10, 5l behind Royal Brave (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Jaeger Connoisseur (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind River Dreamer (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Bold Max 50-1 (8-7) Steadied start, held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, switched right entering final 2f, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd 1f out, never going pace of leading duo, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Clapperboard (9-3) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.