Aeolus was a bit unlucky in the European Free Handicap over course and distance last month and was only beaten half-a-length. His second to Night Of Thunder in a Listed race at Doncaster in October has turned out to be very smart form but PARBOLD has every chance of reversing recent course running as Richard Fahey's charge is greatly favoured by the weights today. He gets the nod though Toofi could be a bit of value as, though he has a few pounds to find on the form book, there was a lot to like about his run in a valuable sales race here last month and he might have won had he not met interference when beginning his challenge. The fillies Alutiq and Dorothy B are becoming disappointing and Coulsty may need this but Brazos won an Ascot handicap last time and is worth another try in this grade.
Miracle of Medinah 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, joined leader halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Shifting Power (9-1) at Newmarket 7f (1) gd in Apr.
Aeolus 8-1 (8-11) Close up, not clear run over 1f out, effort when not clear run inside final furlong, ran on close home, not reach leaders, 3rd of 6, 1/2l behind Shifting Power (9-1) at Newmarket 7f (1) gd in Apr.
Brazos (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, switched right insid efinal 2f, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven clear, won at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd beating Wee Jean (8-8) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Complicit (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Raced wide, short of room 1f, in touch, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 10l behind Ertijaal (9-5) at Lingfield 7f cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Coulsty (IRE) 9-2fav (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 21, 2 3/4l behind Morning Post (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gs in Sep.
Gamesome (FR) 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug beating Speedfiend (9-5) by 3l, 10 ran.
Parbold (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Led, joined halfway, ridden over 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Shifting Power (9-1) at Newmarket 7f (1) gd in Apr.
Toofi (FR) 9-4fav (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Magnus Maximus (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo aut stk (2) gd in Apr.
Windfast (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 11l behind Kingman (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Alutiq (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Went right start, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 7l behind Ertijaal (9-5) at Lingfield 7f cond stks (2) pol in Apr.
Dorothy B (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In touch, effort when short of room and badly hampered over 1f out, soon eased, 13th of 15, 15l behind Sandiva (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.