Kastini never threatened despite finishing third at Newbury last time but is dropping down a grade today while Sugar Coated ran well for fifth at Beverley on her handicap debut and may also figure. Dalaway was placed at Bath before disappointing last time and Uncle Bernie is preferred to the more exposed Yarmouth winner Handsome Stranger. But FIRST SECRETARY gets a speculative vote in a poor handicap as the Nayef filly is a half-sister to the smart Listed winner Gallipot and should improve for the step up to middle-distances.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 6-4fav (8-9) Prominent early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, unable to challenge, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Matraash (9-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) fm.
First Secretary 9-2 (8-12) Slowly away, last pair and well off the pace, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, moderate progress inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 13l behind Close At Hand (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gf in Jun.
Dalaway (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 9l behind Sandy's Row (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf.
Nullarbor Sky (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Chased leader until 8f out, chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, edged left and one pace from inside final 2f, 6th of 15, 7l behind Debdebdeb (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, steadied over 9f out, closed 2f out, switched left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Al Thumama (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Kastini 8-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, led 3f lout, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace into 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 15, 4l behind Debdebdeb (9-2) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Pure Flight (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) In touch when badly hampered after 1f, behind and not recover, 13th of 14, 44l behind Auld Alliance (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Sugar Coated (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Bain's Pass (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Booktheband (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, effort well over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Afro (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Culture Trip 14-1 (8-9) Last pair, struggling 4f out, behind and eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Portrait (9-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
See And Be Seen 16-1 (8-3) Chased leading pair, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 4, 15l behind Portrait (9-9) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm.
Hats Off 33-1 (8-7) Headway to lead after 1f, headed over 6f out, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened quickly, 11th of 12, 12l behind Bertie Moon (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Sporting Club Girl 20-1 (8-2) Pushed along and struggling towards rear over 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 14, 23l behind Lightning Spirit (9-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.