Four times a winner on Polytrack, Harry Buckle is still struggling to make his mark on Turf and never threatened when third over track and trip last time. HOLD ON TIGHT makes more appeal as she has more scope and remains on the same mark as when beaten a couple of lengths on her handicap debut at Windsor last month. Ralph Beckett's filly gets the nod ahead of Royal Dutch, who looks high enough in the weights on her recent fifth here behind Semeen. Cropley and Toptempo are also pretty exposed and will do well to figure.
Harry Buckle 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, switched to centre and led over 5f out, ridden and hung left 2f out, headed just inside final furlong, soon switched right, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Miss Dashwood (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cropley (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Always prominent, 3rd halfway, led approaching straight, strongly pressed early straight and headed over 1f out, dropped to 3rd and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 23, 2 3/4l behind Salam Alaykum (9-11) at Leopardstown 1m 4f hcp 50-75 gs in Jul '12.
Royal Dutch 4-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Semeen (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Hold On Tight (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Bantam (9-2) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Toptempo 11-2 (9-4) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 9l behind Big Time Billy (8-6) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.