Michael Chapman's Sacrilege escaped a penalty for his success at Newmarket two starts ago over a mile and was able to follow up off the same mark over the same course and distance a week later but the handicapper has now raised him 5lbs for that latest victory and a better bet over this longer trip looks to be MARJURY DAW, who gets the vote ahead of General Tufto. The last mentioned has shown improvement in his last two starts and was not beaten far off the same mark that he races off today on his most recent start at Beverley and he should be thereabouts again. Julia Feilden's Bavarica won narrowly at Newbury last time and has claims but a 5lb rise for that win looks harsh, while Michael Chapman's Orpen Wide has slipped to a fair mark but is hard to back with any confidence on recent showing and looks the clear second best of the two runners representing the yard. The vote then goes the way of James Given's Marjury Daw, who has transferred her form on the Polytrack to turf with improved efforts with each outing, running out the good winner of a Redcar handicap at the beginning of the month, and she can defy the 7lb rise for that win.
General Tufto 17-2 (9-10) Held up in in 6th, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Pendragon (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bavarica 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, held on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun beating Megalala (10-10) by nk, 15 ran.
Sacrilege 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Wilfred Pickles (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Marjury Daw (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, won at Redcar 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf beating Miss Ferney (8-13) by 3l, 6 ran.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, under pressure over 3f out, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 11, 6l behind Macanta (9-11) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.