A change to front-running tactics has worked the oracle for King Of Paradise as he made all at Hamilton before going close again at Pontefract last time. But it's likely he'll be taken on for the lead by St Ignatius here as the latter was never headed when scoring at Brighton last week. A fast pace could play into the hands of SLIDE SHOW as she bolted up at Catterick on her penultimate start and the lightly-raced five-year-old should have more to offer after last week's second in an amateurs race. Brigadoon is getting a bit closer as he slips down the weights but Rawaafed has gone off the boil of late.
Brigadoon 6-4fav (9-9) In touch, headway not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Velvetina (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Pulled hard soon clear, ridden over 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Circle Of Angels (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Rawaafed (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, mid-division, never a factor, 7th of 8, 6l behind True Pleasure (8-9) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
St Ignatius 11-10fav (9-0) Made most, ridden 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) fm beating Beacon Lady (9-4) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind A Southside Boy (10-2) at Hamilton 1m 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Slide Show 5-2fav (10-10) Towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, led 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Gucci D'oro (10-7) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Ruby Glass (IRE) 28-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along