FREE WHEELING has yet to record a victory in this country and was well beaten on his reappearance after a break at Windsor. But he's won in Australia and Dubai, including a Group 2, and should have too much for today's rivals at the weights. Mushir won a Listed contest at York last year but has been slightly disappointing this term and isn't suited by race conditions. Fellow three-year-old Invincible Strike may also struggle but Big Johnny D bounced back to form in a claimer at Chester, though would have preferred an easier surface.
Mushir 2-1fav (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Glory Awaits (9-2) at Chester 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Jul.
Big Johnny D (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead close home, won at Chester 1m clm stks (4) gs in Jun beating Anaconda (9-0) by nk, 7 ran.
Free Wheeling (AUS) 7-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, pushed along and struggling 3f out, never a factor, eased, tailed off, 8th of 10, 24l behind Custom Cut (9-4) at Windsor 1m Listed stks (1) gs in Jun.
Invincible Strike (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 19th of 20, 27l behind See The Sun (8-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.