Danz Choice does just enough to get his head in front so may still be ahead of the handicapper as he chases a hat-trick off a 4lb higher mark. DUSTY STORM was also a narrow margin winner on her handicap debut at Ripon a fortnight ago but, given the third horse has subsequently won, Ed McMahon's filly looks to have the stronger form and is taken to follow up. Majestic Red's form has taken a turn for the worse though he may do better now handicapping for the first time, although Mullit is steadily improving and he could turn out best of the remainder.
Knight Charm 25-1 (8-7) Raced centre, hampered start, held up, never dangerous, 20th of 22, 18l behind Body And Soul (7-12) at Newbury 5f 2yo aut (2) hvy in Jul.
Dusty Storm (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gd beating La Sylphe (9-2) by nk, 6 ran.
Danz Choice (IRE) 6-4fav (9-0) Chased leadrrs, came towards near side in straight, ridden and outpaced 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Brighton 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Hot Secret (8-12) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Majestic Red (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Outpaced and always behind, 7th of 8, 8l behind Liber (9-2) at Bath 5f 2yo nov stk (4) fm in Jul.
Monkey Bar Flies (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Pressed winner, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 16l behind Burning Blaze (9-3) at York 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Blazing Knight (IRE) 3-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Masarah (8-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mullit (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and hung badly left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Shrimper Roo (9-3) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Windforpower (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, every chance 2f out, ridden and hung badly right over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Hot Secret (8-7) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Harleys Rocket 33-1 (8-9) Race wide in touch, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 8l behind Three Crowns (8-9) at Windsor 5f 2yo fll stks (2) gf in Jul.