In a wide open handicap TESSLAM lands the selection after an impressive win last time although Suited And Booted and Youm Jamil aren't ruled out. After finding just the one too good in his first two runs of the season the selection stepped up on that form to run away with an easy victory last time. He looks fairly treated under just a 4lbs penalty and really should be following up. Suited And Booted won a soft ground Windsor race on his second start of this campaign but showed to be just as effective on fast ground when just denied last time. That was and improved effort so he can progress enough to go well from a revised mark. Youm Jamil makes a handicap debut after a frustrating time in maidens. On the pick of those he looks well-weighted so we expect this company to be the making of him. Illustrious Prince, Sailorman and Feel The Heat all come into handicap bows after scores in maidens but with them not overly well treated we prefer Tesslam.
Suited And Booted (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Held up in touch, headway and switched left 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, nk behind Maid In Heaven (9-3) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Tesslam 1-3fav (9-3) Made all, shaken up to go clear over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf beating City Ground (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched left over 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr beating Cabal (8-12) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 12l behind Sunraider (9-3) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Youm Jamil (USA) 5-4fav (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Aattash (9-3) at Bath 1m 3yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Sailorman (IRE) 85-40fav (9-2) Made all, challenged from 3f out, stayed on gamely, won at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gf in May beating Touch Tone (8-11) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Feel The Heat 3-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, led well over 1f out, kept on well, won at Redcar 6f 3yo mdn aut (5) gf in May beating Ezra Church (9-3) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Avenuesnalleyways (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd when no extra near finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Haatheq (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
State Gathering 9-2 (9-1) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Haatheq (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Rockabilly Rebel 9-1 (8-13) With leaders, led 4f out, driven out and edged left inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May beating Tell Halaf (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.