BOCCIANI doesn't look an easy ride but probably had more in the locker when beating Moon Melody at Catterick on Monday and it would be no surprise if Dianne Sayer's six-year-old proved good enough to defy his penalty here. Rawaaj has been in good form and is only 4lb higher than when going down to subsequent winner Shalambar in a driving finish at Doncaster. He rates the danger as Call It On was tailed off on his latest start at Sandown, though Jersey Boys should do better now tried in handicap company.
Call It On (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) In touch, lost place approaching 6th, soon behind, tailed off, 14th of 17, well behind Firm Order (11-8) at Sandown 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-120 (3) gd.
Bocciani (GER) 17-2 (10-7) Held up in mid-division, headway 6th, challenged 2 out, led before last, ran on, won at Catterick 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs beating Moon Melody (10-0) by 1 1/4l, 16 ran.
Rawaaj 7-1 (11-6) Chased leaders on outer, ridden and challenged before last, every chance run-in, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 16, hd behind Shalambar (11-9) at Doncaster 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (4) gd in Jan.
Jersey Boys 50-1 (11-4) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, outpaced after 4 out, ridden next, no impression, 6th of 13, 22l behind Silverlord (11-11) at Musselburgh 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jan.
Leith Walk (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, weakened after 5 out, mistake 4 out,, 8th of 17, 21l behind The Magic Bishop (10-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft in Jan.
Claude Carter 33-1 (10-7) Led, headed approaching 2 out, ridden and weakened before last, 7th of 10, 18l behind Dream Risk (9-10) at Perth 2m clm hdl (5) gf in Jul.