It's so tempting to oppose IT'S ONLY BUSINESS now he has to give a stone or more to his opponents on the back of two wins. However, he really has been untroubled to complete that double and looked better than ever last time. He has already beaten many of today's rivals with ease and looks worth following until beaten despite the double penalty. Lindenhurst showed promise on his Hexham debut behind Akdam whilst there are a couple off the Flat who are of interest. Charlie Mann has taken charge of the former Mark Johnston inmate, Scepticism, whilst Town Mouse showed some fair form for Hughie Morrison on the level and it is the latter who could emerge as the main threat to the more experienced selection.
It's Only Business 4-5fav (11-5) Took keen hold tracked leaders, led on bit approaching 2 out, soon clear, eased down, comfortable, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun beating Hanga Roa (10-12) by 24l, 8 ran.
Diamonds A Dancing 66-1 (9-5) Led down to start, took keen hold, raced wide in touch, dropped to rear 8f out, outpaced 3f out, plugged on final furlong, 4th of 5, 20l behind Dare To Achieve (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun (flat).
Double Jeopardy 66-1 (7-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 12, 12l behind Cappadocia (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep (flat).
Jd Rockefeller 14-1 (8-2) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 33l behind Rutherglen (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May (flat).
Lindenhurst (IRE) 16-1 (10-9) Held up in touch, chased leading pair 5th, went 2nd before last, soon ridden, kept on under pressure in clear 2nd flat, always held, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Akdam (10-7) at Hexham 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Jun.
Red Eight (USA) 12-1 (10-12) Made most until ridden and headed approaching 2 out, plugged on same pace, hit last, 3rd of 8, 29l behind It's Only Business (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Scepticism (USA) 3-1 (9-1) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, no impression when hampered over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Chocolate Block (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr (flat).
Sirop De Menthe (FR) 2-1 (10-12) Prominent, led 4th, soon headed, led again next, hung left and headed 3 out, continued to hang badly left, no impression from next, 4th of 8, 21l behind It's Only Business (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Town Mouse 4-7fav (9-1) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on outside over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, easily, won at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd in Jun beating Newnton Lodge (9-12) by 15l, 7 ran (flat).
Walter White (IRE) 5-2 (10-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and weakened soon after 2 out, 5th of 8, 38l behind It's Only Business (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jun.
Bountiful Bess 16-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Tajheez (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May (flat).
Dark Justice (IRE) 33-1 (7-11) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 5, well behind Brigh (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd (flat).
Wild Diamond (IRE) 10-1 (10-5) Held up behind in touch, jumped slowly 4th, struggling when mistake next, tailed off 2 out, 6th of 7, well behind Akdam (10-7) at Hexham 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Jun.