GEORGE THISBY and Dance And Dance looked closely matched on their maiden form but with the former perhaps a little sharper of the pair will side with him in this handicap while Swiss Art might represent some value for each-way punters. The selection found this venue exactly to his liking last time when he finally dumped his maidens tag. The extra yardage he faces here shouldn't be a problem and based on the form from his penultimate effort he looks well treated on his handicap bow. Dance And Dance also looks well weighted for his first start in these ranks and he won well over this trip at Lingfield last time. He handles the fibresand just fine but after a bit of a break he might just be lacking some sharpness. Swiss Art is a bit of a course specialist and although his mark might be a little restrictive as far as winning this race is concerned we¿d be surprised not to see him in the prizes. Iron Out has shown a liking for this surface and is weighted to at least challenge for the minors but in a tight handicap George Thisby is given marginal preference.
Perfect Citizen (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, brief effort on outer over 2f out, not reached leaders, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Kyllachy Star (9-9) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 8-13fav (8-9) Made all, driven out final furlong, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Head Down (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Andean Margin (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) In touch, effort 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Silver Games (9-3) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (4) gf in May.
Swiss Art (IRE) 5-1fav (9-3) Held up and keen, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Flapper (8-8) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Elusive Fame (USA) 5-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, soon hampered, in rear, effort 2f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 8l behind Elusive Hawk (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jul.
George Thisby 11-10fav (9-0) Towards rear, wide into straight over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead post, won at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jul beating Defector (9-3) by hd, 10 ran.
Lakeman (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Inheritor (9-2) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Iron Out (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Flapper (8-8) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
You've Been Mowed 15-2 (8-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 1f, 6th of 9, 3l behind Perfect Class (8-8) at Bath 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.