MANGHAM has done all his winning over shorter trips so far but was beaten only a head at Ayr last time and looks up to scoring off his current mark in this lowly company. Ptolomeos popped up at a big price at Nottingham in May with Penderyn behind but has reverted to type since then with a couple of poor efforts while Red Mercury was still beaten out of sight despite finishing third here in April. Honoured and Airmyles have recent placed efforts to their credit but it's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Border Bandit (USA) 22-1 (9-1) In touch, lost place halfway, 9th of 11, well behind Gala Casino Star (8-13) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Airmyles 20-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 18l behind Star Deal (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs in Jun.
Honoured (IRE) 11-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 17, 8l behind Tinseltown (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Mangham (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, not clear run and switched sharply right 2f out, strong run inside final furlong, closed on idling winner near finish, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Tazaamun (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Ptolomeos 17-2 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear, kept on from over 1f out, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 11, 11l behind Ela Gonda Mou (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Red Mercury (IRE) 2-1 (9-10) Prominent, not much room over 8f out, pushed along over 7f out, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd briefly over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 14l behind Ollon (9-7) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) sft in Apr.
Dandarrell 33-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, took keen hold, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 15, 5l behind Horatio Carter (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Think 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 35l behind Ptolomeos (8-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Market Puzzle (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, rapid headway to chase leader over 4f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, one pace and no chance with leading duo over 1f out, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Tawseef (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) sft.
Sposalizio (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Led, ridden and hung left over 2f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Harare (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Valentine's Gift 50-1 (8-13) Dwelt, behind, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 32l behind Main Beach (9-6) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gf in Jun.
Srimenanti 40-1 (8-7) Raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 21l behind Asterales (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Penderyn 8-1 (8-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Ela Gonda Mou (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Catramis 16-1 (8-10) Slowly, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind King Of Paradise (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.