Dear Maurice is a bit of a course specialist and must be near the top of any shortlist for this handicap but Jeremy Noseda's PRINCE OF JOHANNE looks very interesting on his first run in these ranks while Tinshu is also worth a look. Having progressed in all three starts the selection confirmed his early promise by landing a warm looking maiden last time. He comfortably held a runner in fifth place who has since scored in this company off a mark of 75 so the pick's own rating of 73 looks fair if not a little lenient. Both of Dear Maurice's career wins have come over course and distance and although he was well held in second off this mark last time he was clear in that spot a repeat run will have him close again. Tinshu has twice been second best off this mark in three starts with the latest on her last run when just missing out over course and distance behind a subsequent winner. Another bold bid is expected but it might be minor honours again. More Time Tim is well treated based on his all-weather mark but he is best on the artificial surface so has something to prove and in a good looking race we feel Price of Joanne is well treated for his first start in handicap company.
More Time Tim (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) With leader, led 5f out, ridden over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul beating Bond City (9-7) by 1l, 10 ran.
Kinsya 11-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakening when edged right 1f out, 10th of 11, 6l behind Dancourt (8-8) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Can Can Star 7-1 (9-7) Held up and keen, headway to lead well over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Cry Alot Boy (9-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Global 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outer, weakened 3f out, 11th of 12, 14l behind Elliptical (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Dear Maurice 4-1fav (10-0) Dwelt, soon recovered, and pushed along to lead after 1f, driven along and kept on from 2f out, headed 1f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Gold Express (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Monreale (GER) 33-1 (8-9) Held up well in rear, kept on final furlong and never nearer, 7th of 11, 6l behind King Charles (9-9) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Prince Of Johanne (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Started slowly, behind, headway on outside 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gs in May beating Criticize (9-3) by ns, 9 ran.
Tinshu (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up, headway and switched right over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to lead 1f out, headed and outpaced by winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Romany Princess (10-0) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Striding Edge (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 2f out and challenging until over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 1f, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Gold Express (9-9) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.