This competitive mile handicap can go to PARVAAZ, who looks likely to prove a progressive sort, while Zakiy, Capital Attraction and King Of Reason can present danger. Michael Jarvis often sends a nice three-year-old to Warwick, where he as a good strike rate, and he did just that with the selection, who ran on well to win a maiden over 7f. He should be well suited by this quicker ground and the step up in trip, and the handicapper has not overdone things so we will side with him. Zakiy showed a good attitude to land his maiden at York on good going and he has it to prove on this faster surface, especially given his sire Selkirk's preference for it a little slower. Even so, he looks a leading player on his handicap introduction. Layla's Hero has the ability but perhaps not the stamina for this, while Sandown scorer Rakaan will need everything to drop right for him again, and George Baker is once more likely to adopt waiting tactics. Capital Attraction could do no more than beat moderate opposition at Lingfield but will have to improve, while King Of Reason won a egg-and-spoon race at Brighton and needs to show more to win from this mark. Parvaaz is taken to score.
Rakaan (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Held up in 6th, ridden when switched left over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun beating Bohemian Melody (9-0) by 3l, 9 ran.
Hacienda (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Soon crssed over to track leader until hung right and weakened over 2f out, last of 17, 30l behind Black Spirit (8-8) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gf.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Behind, driven over 2f out, never on terms, last of 7, 11l behind Below Zero (9-1) at Chester 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Bullwhip (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear,pushed along 3f out, looking for room from 2f out, switched right over 1f out, squeezed through and stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 6th of 15, 4l behind Crown Choice (9-3) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Huygens 8-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 3f out to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 11l behind Balducci (8-3) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in May.
Capital Attraction (USA) 9-2 (9-1) In touch, left in lead 2f out, ridden out final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in May beating Azimuth (9-1) by 2l, 11 ran.
Start Right 16-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 19, 5l behind Circumvent (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
King Of Reason 4-7fav (9-3) Tracked leader, cruised up on bit 3f out, led inside final 2f, won at a canter, won at Brighton 1m 3yo mdn (5) fm beating Lay Claim (9-3) by 16l, 2 ran.
Oriental Scot 9-2 (9-3) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Fontley (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Zakiy 9-2 (9-3) Made all, steadied pace halfway, strongly challenged from over 2f out, hard ridden, stayed on well under pressure, won at York 1m 3yo mdn (4) gd in Jun beating Soviet Secret (9-3) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Parvaaz (IRE) 4-6fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, shaken up to lead approaching 1f out, ran on, won at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun beating Rolling Hills (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.