This is an ultra competitive sprint handicap to get proceedings underway with plenty of the 15 runners having claims including topweight Biniou, Richard Hannon's Cake and Bryn Palling's Sharpened Edge, who are all well drawn but it is CANADIAN DANEHILL that gets the vote. Robert Cowell's gelding was good value for his win at Newmarket on his reappearance in May and ran well here on his next start prior to not being disgraced at Salisbury last time and, off what seems a fair mark, he looks worth chancing from a decent draw. John Spearing's Equuleus Pictor comes into this on the back of wins at Haydock and York in his last two starts but they have both been on a softer surface and a combination of faster ground and a rise in the weights makes this more difficult. The Jobber won well enough at Salisbury last time and he has to be respected off a 2lb higher mark from the best of the draw in stall 15. Tony The Tap has been done few favours with the draw and more solid claims are held by Northern Dare, who represents the in-from stable of David Nicholls and has been in good heart of late. David Barron's Jaconet has solid claims on form but is badly drawn and a safer option looks to be Canadian Danehill.
Biniou (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, hard driven to lead near line, won at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May beating Captain Dunne (8-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Cake (IRE) 11-4 (8-12) Keen in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Raggle Taggle (8-5) at Newmarket 6f Fillies Conditions Stakes (3yo+) (3) gs in Jun.
Safari Mischief 14-1 (8-13) Behind, some make headway, never in contention, 11th of 18, 8l behind Indian Trail (8-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcap (2) gd in Jun.
Equuleus Pictor 7-1 (9-7) Made all, pushed along halfway, kept on gamely final furlong, won at York 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun beating Kay Two (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Tony The Tap 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear, never dangerous, 18th of 20, 7l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcap (2) gd in Oct.
Northern Dare (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon chased leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Baldemar (8-8) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Kay Two (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden along halfway, driven, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Equuleus Pictor (9-7) at York 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun.
Jaconet (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Led, ridden along halfway, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Johannes (8-12) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Canadian Danehill (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind The Jobber (9-11) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
The Jobber (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, held on near finish, won at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun beating Ivory Silk (9-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Good Gorsoon (USA) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Peak District (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Jun.
Elhamri 12-1 (9-7) Behind, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 6l behind Peak District (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Jun.
Dazed And Amazed 5-1 (9-10) Squeezed out start, held up in rear, keeping on one pace and no chance when hampered and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind The Jobber (9-11) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Lesley's Choice 22-1 (9-1) Broke well, short of room and lost place after 1f, dropped to rear, outpaced from halfway, last of 9, 6l behind La Zamora (8-6) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Sharpened Edge 8-1 (9-6) Made all, edged left 2f out, driven along over 1f out, edged right, soon drew clear, ridden out, won at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Cawdor (9-8) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.