PACTOLUS comfortably landed a maiden over this trip at Kempton in January and was having his first subsequent start when catching the eye over a furlong shorter at Windsor earlier this month. With that under his belt he can take this for Stuart Williams though there are plenty of dangers. Outlawed looked a nice prospect when landing a Salisbury maiden but faces no easy task on his handicap bow and the progressive Sandown winner Twin Point may prove more of a threat with just 4lb extra to contend with. Iftaar was a disappointing favourite when attempting to make all at Leicester but Nirva could be capable of better on this quicker ground.
Outlawed 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led entering final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gf beating Fyrecracker (9-3) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Twin Point 13-8fav (9-7) Raced wide early, treacked leading pair, travelling well 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden and in command when edged right inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Cornish Path (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Desert Society (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division in touch on outside, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression when not much room inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Lesha (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Nirva (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Bumped start, held up, pushed along 3f out, effort 2f out, edged right and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Bridie Ffrench (8-8) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in May.
Iftaar (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Led to halfway, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Quiet Warrior (9-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Battle Command (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Led, headed well over 2f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 10, 21l behind Crowley's Law (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Applejack Lad 40-1 (8-5) Always towards rear, last of 12, 13l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Pactolus (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Spring Fling (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gf.
Tarrafal (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) In touch in rear and soon pushed along, ridden halfway, never a factor, 5th of 6, 20l behind Spiceupyourlife (9-7) at Beverley 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.