BREZZA DI MARE stepped up on last year's form over a mile when going close over a longer trip at Chepstow on his return. He gets a real test of stamina here on his handicap debut, but looks up to it and Brian Meehan's charge gets the nod. 1m4f Pontefract winner Dark Dune came unstuck in better company at York last time and can do better here, while Kepler's Law takes another step up in distance after a cosy win at Kempton last week. Piera could also figure, but there looked something amiss with Investment World when he was tailed off at Southwell last time.
Brezza Di Mare (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Gold Mine (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Dark Dune (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Pressed leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 6th of 13, 11l behind Communicator (9-5) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Peira 14-1 (9-3) In touch, switched left over 2f out, disputing 2nd 2f out, kept on inside final furlong and pressed for 2nd, no impression on winner, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Achalas (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Kepler's Law 5-2fav (9-6) Tracked leader, reminder over 5f out, ridden 4f out, led 2f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May beating Tanjung Agas (9-7) by 4l, 6 ran.
Investment World (IRE) 10-11fav (9-7) Led 1f, chased leading pair 10f out, ridden halfway, weakened 4f out, 4th of 5, well behind Ivanov (8-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.
Hartforth 9-2 (8-9) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 3, 9l behind Bernisdale (8-4) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in May.
C P Joe (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, not troubled leaders, 7th of 9, 5l behind Caravan Rolls On (9-5) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Mina's Boy 100-1 (8-13) Never travelled towards rear, driven and hung right over 4f out, soon in rear, last of 12, 23l behind Alkimos (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
High Fallutin (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place 7f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Imperial Pippin (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f mdn fll stks (4) gf in Apr.