Two in this handicap field are chasing hat-tricks and out of the pair we side with LUCKY PUNT ahead of Antigua Sunrise with Alanbrooke a potential danger. The pick still seems well treated under a penalty after easily landing a weak looking contest at Southwell last time. That was following a previous success on the fibresand but the conditions here shouldn't be an issue. Antigua Sunrise is two wins from two runs over this trip both coming in the last pair of efforts. The latest success was by just a head so the three pounds extra added to her burden might be restrictive. Alanbrooke was a little outclassed in a much better race last time out and should go a lot better no back down in grade off a competitive rating. Kudu Country has some from to overturn on Antigua Sunrise after their last meeting and he should be closer on these terms while Deauville Flyer is unexposed enough to improve beyond his current mark after a last time out success. This should at least be competitive with Lucky Punt coming out on top.
Alanbrooke 5-2 (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, steady headway 8f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 7l behind Quai D'orsay (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (2) gd.
Kudu Country (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and every chance over 2f out, not much room and hampered over 1f out, switched left and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Antigua Sunrise (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Madamlily (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Mid-division, effort over 4f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 29l behind Antigua Sunrise (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Antigua Sunrise (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Held up behind leaders, headway and not much room over 1f, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Classic Contours (8-11) by hd, 12 ran.
Lucky Punt 7-4fav (9-7) With leader, led well over 4f out, quickened 3f out, soon clear, ridden well over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, easily, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs beating Mekong Miss (9-0) by 7l, 10 ran.
Deauville Flyer 7-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, won at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Albaasha (8-12) by nk, 10 ran.
Tapis Wizard 20-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Antigua Sunrise (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Omokoroa (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Held up, chased along over 4f out, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Geneva Geyser (8-9) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Sharp Sovereign (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 10l behind Antigua Sunrise (9-3) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.