Indian Tinker hasn't won since 2011 and still looks high enough in the weights having been placed at Ripon last time. A prolific winner on the Polytrack here, Picansort has yet to win on Turf despite competing off a 20lb lower mark, while the likes of Dishy Guru and Putin do their winning in lower grade company. CHAMPAGNE CHARLEY coped well enough on her first start in a handicap when second at Leicester and, with further progress expected, she gets the nod to open her account.
Putin (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 12l behind Be Royale (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Rylee Mooch 9-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Poyle Vinnie (9-6) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Indian Tinker 8-1 (8-13) Chased leader until 2f out, chased leaders, went 2nd again inisde final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Captain Royale (8-13) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Dawn Catcher 3-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, keeping on one pace when hampered near finish, 5th of 9, 2l behind Whitecrest (9-11) at Lingfield 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Picansort 3-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd near finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Storm Lightning (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
The Dandy Yank (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, not much room over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 7l behind Perfect Muse (9-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dishy Guru 11-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on inside into 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Seamster (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Champagne Charley 7-2fav (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Bashiba (8-7) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Johnny Splash (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, held when hampered on inside 1f out, eased, last of 12, 10l behind Billy Red (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.