Lady Zodiac was only beaten a head at Brighton last week but this is tougher and she's had plenty of chances. Sportlobster is also looking pretty exposed, though he drops in class for this. Barchan and Bakht A Rawan may finish closer now handicapping but fellow handicap debutante MAZOULA (NAP) gets the nod having posted a better effort when fourth at Windsor. That form looks strong enough to land this given a winner has already come out of the race.
Sportlobster (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Led until over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 6, 16l behind Don Sigfredo (9-5) at Chester 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Barchan (USA) 15-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, riddden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Indescribable (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Bakht A Rawan (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakening when slightly hampered well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 13l behind St Brelades Bay (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Mazoula (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon hung left, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Some Show (8-9) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs.
Lady Zodiac (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Led, headed over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, caught last stride, 2nd of 6, hd behind Arizona Snow (9-7) at Brighton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Piping Dream (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Reared and unseated rider as stalls opened, in a race won by Arizona Snow (9-7) at Brighton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd, 6 ran.
Magic Mac 10-1 (8-0) Pressed winner, driven 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost place inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind What A Party (9-2) at Lingfield 7f fls hcp 0-70 (5) pol.