Who's That Chick and Byrd In Hand are solid, professional sorts almost sure to run their race and are preferred in that order with the former's latest effort when runner-up here reading particularly well. However, LIVING LEGEND is taken to defy a 6lb penalty for a 12l romp in an amateur riders' event at Salisbury over the weekend and faces similar conditions here. He's clearly in great heart at present and has been threatening to land a success for some time. Mitchell may find his stamina stretched at this trip whilst Appyjack appeals best of the Tony Carroll trio at the foot of the weights.
Who's That Chick (IRE) 4-1fav (9-11) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Hallingham (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Living Leader 11-2 (10-13) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, clear over 1f out, kept on strongly, won at Salisbury 1m am hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Almaas (10-13) by 12l, 9 ran.
Lady Sylvia 3-1fav (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 10l behind Specialty (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Celestial Bay 33-1 (9-1) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 15l behind Rekdhat (9-5) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Crossed over to chase leaders near rail after 1f, led 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace and no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Belle Bayardo (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Mitchell 7-1 (9-0) Unseated rider start, in a race won by Native Falls (8-8) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jun, 10 ran.
Overrider 10-1 (9-5) Keen, disputed lead until led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Tijuca (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Polydamos 10-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ran on inside final furlong, no chance, 5th of 13, 3l behind Estibdaad (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol.
Appyjack 6-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Zed Candy Girl (9-0) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Supa Seeker (USA) 8-1 (10-0) Mid-division, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 11, 14l behind Jebril (10-7) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs in May.