Epic Battle ran better than his latest eighth at Ascot infers but Qanan's best form has been on the Polytrack. Dandy showed some fight to hold on for the win at Bath last time and has been raised only 2lb but All Talk N No Do steps up in distance having been well beaten in better company at Newmarket. Alex Vino produced a decent effort on his handicap bow at Leicester in April but hasn't raced since. CARNEVALE also ran well on her handicap debut at the same track last time when splitting a couple of subsequent winners to take third place. She rates the selection on that form with the promise of more to come.
Epic Battle (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Raced wide early and soon led at steady pace, narrowly headed over 5f out, chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded final 100 yards, 8th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Charles Camoin (9-11) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Qanan 9-4 (9-3) Soon tracking leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, held by winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Gone Dutch (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Dandy (GER) 9-2 (9-0) Led, headed briefly 6f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) fm beating Echo Brava (9-6) by hd, 4 ran.
Vainglory (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Sea Shanty (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Tinshu (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Sweating, raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside until lost place halfway, effort on inside over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 4l behind Charles Camoin (9-11) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Alex Vino (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Prominent, led over 2f out, hard pressed from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Montaly (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Carnevale 5-1 (9-0) Led early, prominent, ridden and one pace over 1f out, stayed on final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Asyad (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
All Talk N No Do (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Muteela (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Robin Hood (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until halfway, chased leading pair until well over 1f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, switched left and rallied inside final furlong, just missed 3rd, 4th of 6, 5l behind Bertie Moon (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.