Andrew Balding has his horses in good form and LAY TIME, a very impressive maiden winner over the C&D a fortnight ago, looks to have been let in lightly on her handicap debut. Sacrosanctus is another to have won over the C&D which he did with ease and a 6lb rise shouldn't prevent another big effort from Dandy Nicholls' charge. Majestic Dream is a specialist at this trip and ran a tremendous race at Ascot last time. He should get competitive while Easy Over looked potentially very useful when storming away with a Doncaster maiden and hasn't been overburdened for his handicap debut.
Azrael 100-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, ridden 3f out, no headway, 15th of 18, 23l behind Fulgur (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Try The Chance 20-1 (8-12) Held up in 7th, headway on outside 2f out, soon edged slihtly right, driven over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Chilled (8-13) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Majestic Dream (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, soon not clear run and switched right, chased leaders and hung right under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Lightning Cloud (9-7) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-85) (3yo) (4) gd.
Amwell Pinot 33-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 10l behind Capaill Liath (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Mubtadi 11-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, chased leaders halfway, lost place over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Albaasil (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Sacrosanctus 22-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, joined leader on bit over 1f out, led just inside final furlong, edged right and ridden out, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Romantic Wish (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Watneya 5-1 (8-10) Led, hard ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, faded closing stages, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Heavenly Dawn (9-8) at Newbury 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Lay Time 7-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, pressed leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs beating Danehill Dante (9-3) by 3l, 7 ran.
Fityaan 7-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, tracked winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, held on well for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Firebeam (8-13) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Sluggsy Morant 7-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on inside final furlong, not able to trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Sirius Prospect (9-7) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Easy Over (IRE) 5-6fav (9-3) Soon chased leaders on outer, shaken up to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on well (hand timed), won at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf beating Switchback (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Flynn's Boy 15-2 (9-0) Disputed 3rd, effort over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Local Singer (9-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Spes Nostra 9-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 11l behind Sabratha (8-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bajan Bear 8-1 (8-10) Very slowly away, recovered after 2f, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 7, 7l behind Emilio Largo (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Exchange 20-1 (8-11) Held up behind, switched outside and headway 2f out, ridden to lead when edged left 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (5) gf beating Whodathought (8-7) by 2l, 8 ran.
Choral 10-1 (9-0) With leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace and no impression on winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Chokurei (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Saskia's Dream 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, switched left to challenge over 2f out, soon hard ridden, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Konstantin (9-6) by 2 3/4l, 11 ran.