As they did a week ago SACRILEGE, Eastern Gift and King Columbo can dominate this handicap with the former preferred, although all would change if support for Aviso arrived. Our shortlist all contested a course and distance amateur riders handicap last week with Sacrilege coming out on top. Unpenalised for that win, our pick looks worth sticking with as he was a worthy winner and, having had just 11 tries on turf, might be capable of progressing further. Eastern Gift is difficult to win with but Ryan Moore's booking almost convinced us; he's ridden the horse before without success but should inspire an improved performance. However, Gay Kelleway's charge has finished second on no fewer than 10 occasions, winning just twice, and can be opposed once more. King Columbo started favourite ahead of the aforementioned pair last week but had little excuse in third. He won this race last year though off the same mark of 67 and may have been primed for a repeat success. Aviso won readily at Yarmouth back in April and is only 3lbs higher here. A German Group Two winner in 2007, there's every reason to believe he remains well treated but he may prefer soft ground; the market will tell us all we need to know. Saturn Way has been bumped up another 2lbs for taking second last time but is in rude health and appears versatile ground-wise; he's expected to confirm form with maiden Wilfred Pickles despite a 4lb turnaround, with the latter appearing to have attitude problems and perhaps better over seven. Emeebee was further back that day but now races off a career low mark and has Richard Hughes on board for the first time but last week's course and distance contest can hold the key to this race, with Sacrilege taken to once more come out on top.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Keen, held up in rear, no progress over 2f out, 10th of 13, 7l behind Tudor Key (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway between horses well over 1f out, driven over 1f out, never reached leaders, 5th and no impression final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Crazy Chris (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Saturn Way (GR) 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, nk behind Crazy Chris (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Negotiation (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Keen led 2f, tracked winner after, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 7, 6l behind Heading To First (8-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Emeebee 33-1 (9-7) Fly jumped leaving stalls, never going in rear, ridden and struggling halfway, 12th of 13, 18l behind Crazy Chris (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Captainrisk (IRE) 20-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, effort over 1f out, no impression, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 13l behind Imperial Djay (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
The Winged Assasin (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Refused to race, in a race won by Sapphire Prince (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (5) gf in Oct, 12 ran.
Aviso (GER) 6-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon hung right and every chance, stayed on under pressure to lead close home, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Apr beating Eye For The Girls (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
King Columbo (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Held up in touch, progress 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Sacrilege (9-6) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Eastern Gift 16-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Sacrilege (9-6) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sacrilege 10-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Eastern Gift (9-3) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Sacrilege (9-6) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.