This is tougher than the claimer Elegant Ophelia won here a fortnight ago but she scored by five lengths and should be in the firing-line once again. However, MR LANDO has been threatening to take advantage of his slip down the weights suffering a couple of narrow-margin defeats back in May. He gets the nod to go one better with Give Us A Reason another worthy of consideration on his third over track and trip last time when finishing ahead of Isdaal.
Elegant Ophelia 3-1fav (9-4) In touch, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Lingfield 1m 4f clm stks 0-60 (6) pol beating Litmus (9-6) by 5l, 11 ran.
Mr Lando 9-2fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, ridden and stayed on well, inside final furlong, pressed winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 10, hd behind Nelson Quay (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in May.
Give Us A Reason 25-1 (8-13) Held up in last trio, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, headway between horses over 1f out, chased winner under pressure inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Bella Varenna (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Isdaal 7-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, went 3rd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Bella Varenna (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Zinnobar 14-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Panettone (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Lola Montez (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, last of 10, 48l behind New Story (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Bright Society (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, hard ridden 2f out, weakening when hung left over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Enquiring (8-8) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.