Aidan Coleman is an interesting booking for Opera Buff who looks best of those towards the head of the handicap, the rest of whom look in the grip of the handicapper. Safwaan was back to form when scoring at Wolverhampton last time and has useful form in the book at this level. However, he's yet to oblige away from Wolverhampton and is passed over on that score, although a good performance is anticipated. Royal Sea is consistent but exposed and a chance is taken on DUKES DELIGHT who has the look of a typical Lanigan 3-y-o project. He looked far from at home this month at Wolverhampton but stuck on well for fourth spot in the end. There is clearly some ability there and he would not have to progress a great deal to get involved on his handicap bow off a feasible mark.
Uncle Dermot (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Cruiser (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Lily Edge 16-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened and eased final furlong, 11th of 12, 24l behind Significant Move (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Opera Buff 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Hector's Chance (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Pat's Legacy (USA) 6-4fav (9-7) Led until headed over 3f out, chased winner, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Sofias Number One (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in May.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-12) at Kempton 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
Safwaan 5-1 (9-11) Mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Men Don't Cry (9-4) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Emerald Glade (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, weakened 5f out, soon tailed off, last of 7, well behind Relative Strength (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol in Apr '11.
Royal Sea (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Tracked leading pair, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Big Thunder (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Spirit Of Gondree (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Steadied start, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 13, 7l behind Pelmanism (10-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dukes Delight (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, headway and wide on home turn, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Spirit Rider (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Baltic Blade (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 7l behind Two Minds (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Posh Boy (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Mid-division, some headway over 3f out, ridden and hung right over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 12l behind Drahem (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Diletta Tommasa (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Fast Pace (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Inessa Armand (IRE) 9-2 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 10l behind First Sargeant (8-9) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo clm (6) gf.