A tight looking handicap that can go the way of the potentially well treated KHANDAQ. This gelding is the least exposed in the line-up and his run in an decent looking Haydock maiden, when he beat home a subsequent 86 rated winner, two starts ago suggests his opening mark of 78 looks light. Revue Princess is clearly on form but was all out to win at Ayr last time out so might struggle from this revised mark so Pepper Lane might be a bigger danger from a yard in form. George Benjamin should over turn the form on Revue Princess after their last meeting so has a clear chance but Khandaq is potentially well-in here.
Turn Me On (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased winner, driven and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 12l behind Glenridding (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
River Falcon 10-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 16, 6l behind Rough Rock (8-5) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
My Gacho (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Towards rear, driven and outpaced 3f out, never able to challenge, 8th of 13, 8l behind Glenridding (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Khandaq (USA) 11-10fav (9-3) Made all, hard driven over 2f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf beating Uddy Mac (8-9) by 2l, 8 ran.
Deadly Encounter (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Raced wide early, soon towards rear, driven 4f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 8l behind Glenridding (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Revue Princess (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders and keen, kept on to lead towards finish, held on well, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating George Benjamin (9-1) by nk, 10 ran.
Toledo Gold (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Driven to lead after 1f, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 13l behind Academy Blues (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Pepper Lane 20-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, hard driven and every chance well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 15, ns behind Who's Shirl (8-11) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
George Benjamin 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Revue Princess (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Cara's Request (AUS) 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Lord Aeryn (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Nufoudh (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened towards finish, 6th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Commando Scott (8-10) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Step In Time (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 14th of 16, 13l behind Rough Rock (8-5) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Berbice (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Lord Aeryn (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Commando Scott (IRE) 9-2 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Revue Princess (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.