GRAZEON GOLD BLEND looks a good bet to land this handicap and she is nominated over All The Nines and Elijah Pepper. The selection scored from out of the handicap last time and although he was only a narrow winner that day, he is still very well treated on the pick of his form. All The Nines could be his chief rival here as she is lightly-raced and she could not be in better form. However, she was all-out to beat Dazzling Bay last time and the race has not worked out very well. Elijah Pepper has had his problems in the past but he won well over this course and distance last time when he justified a gamble. He is well drawn today and if he can build on that then he should run a big race. Stevie Gee returned to form at Chester last week but this drop in trip today is not necessarily a plus. This looks a good opportunity for Grazeon Gold Blend to make it back-to-back successes.
Rasaman (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 9, 6l behind Fishforcompliments (9-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
High Curragh 4-1fav (8-9) Led until headed over 3f out, one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Grazeon Gold Blend (7-9) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Roker Park (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Grazeon Gold Blend 10-1 (7-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Vhujon (8-13) by ns, 9 ran.
Stevie Gee (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Lowther (9-5) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Malcheek (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Celtic Sultan (8-13) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
All The Nines (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Made all, ridden and under pressure inside final furlong, just held on near finish, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May beating Dazzling Bay (9-13) by hd, 7 ran.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear, headway and switched right over 1f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 6l behind Blue Tomato (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 105 (3) gd.
John Keats 40-1 (8-11) In rear far side, never troubled leaders, 13th of 17, 25l behind Eton Rifles (9-4) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in May.
Red Cape (FR) 6-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, one pace final furlong, 9th of 14, 4l behind Swinbrook (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Atlantic Beach 7-4 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 8, nk behind Tangerine Trees (9-1) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 5-1fav (8-1) Dwelt and soon prominent, ridden 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Sea Rover (8-8) by 2l, 12 ran.