Gavlar is penalised for his recent win over 1m4f here. But he's still preferred to maiden winner L'Avenue after the latter finished last at Beverley on his handicap bow. Big Kenny has won twice over shorter trips at the track and Daydreamer scored here before disappointing at Southwell. Approaching Star may do better now handicapping but MOUNTAIN KINGDOM makes most appeal. He fits the profile typical of one of Sir Mark Prescott's charges as he steps up to middle-distances for his handicap debut and may well come out best.
Gavlar 8-1 (9-0) In rear, outpaced over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, kept on well to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Fort Berkeley (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Approaching Star (FR) 6-5fav (8-8) Chased leading pair, ridden and not quicken final furlong, no extra in 4th soon after, 4th of 7, 5l behind Mymatechris (8-13) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fm in Jun.
L'avenue (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 11, 11l behind Al Busayyir (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Apr.
Daydreamer 3-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 9l behind From Frost (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jun.
Mountain Kingdom (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, went 2nd place inside last 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Sea The Bloom (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gf.
Big Kenny 10-3 (9-5) Keen, held up, ridden over 3f out, effort over 1f out, kept on to go a never dangerous 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 4l behind Angus Glens (9-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Supachap 4-1 (9-2) Went very keen to post, steadied start, held up in last pair, headway on inside over 2f out, one pace in 5th and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Right Of Appeal (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Olymnia 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, weakened from 3f out, last of 7, 19l behind Frederic Chopin (9-1) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
That Be Grand 14-1 (8-3) Always towards rear, last of 10, 21l behind Innocent Touch (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.