Bayan and Pistol re-oppose on the same terms as when filling the places in a Haydock maiden earlier this month. Both could figure on their handicap debuts but Cape Savannah didn't make much of an impression on his first start in a handicap at Kempton last time. MUBARAZA was a disappointing favourite on fast ground at Sandown last month but today's longer trip and slower surface should suit John Dunlop's Dalakhani colt and he gets the vote. Improvement is expected from Sign Manual but recent winners Bathwick Street, Lady Kashaan and Quiet Appeal are all racing off higher marks in better company today.
Bayan (IRE) 11-8fav (8-13) Dwelt, mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Fleeting Image (8-1) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Pistol (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Prominent, effort over 2f out, soon hung left, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Fleeting Image (8-1) at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Cape Savannah 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden outpaced and lost position 3f out, driven and rallied over 1f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, not pace to trouble leading trio, 4th of 12, 5l behind Willie Wag Tail (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mubaraza (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along over 3f out, ridden inside final 3f, weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 8l behind Freddy Q (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Sign Manual 12-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 3f out, soon ridden, edged left 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Nicholascopernicus (9-7) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Somemothersdohavem 50-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 10, 24l behind Estimate (8-12) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft.
Dollar Bill 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, plugged on to 3rd 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Winner's Wish (8-12) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Bathwick Street 4-1fav (8-11) Led 2f, led again over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Minnie Diva (9-0) by 5l, 10 ran.
Lady Kashaan (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Carlisle 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Rosie's Lady (8-9) by 8l, 8 ran.
Quiet Appeal (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Led early, tracked leader, led again over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, hard pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Lady Kashaan (8-7) by shd, 9 ran.
Aiaam Al Wafa (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Madame St Clair (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Cheviot Quest (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Chased clear leader, took closer order over 3f out, effort over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Somemothersdohavem (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.