A good race where it may pay to side with HISTORY LESSON although none are ruled out. Dubai Crest ran no sort of race at Goodwood but his form prior to that doesn't read too badly although he is more exposed than the majority of the field. Call It On has been quite highly tried and is still searching for that first handicap success indicating that the handicapper has him about right; he should gain a deserved success one of these days but there's always the worry of bumping into a better handicapped rival. David Evans has performed wonders with Hollow Green and there's no telling where her improvement will end and she has won four of her seven starts here. North Cape has proved steadily progressive and hasn't been too harshly dealt with for opening his account at Sandown whilst the maiden winners, Mary Goodnight and Warpedsenseofhumor, both merit the utmost respect with the promise of more to come. It would be no surprise to see people queuing up to back the Noseda filly as she only needed to be shaken up to score in stirring fashion on her debut but there looks to be some mileage in taking her on with the Queen's colt. He enjoyed the run of the race when getting the better of Hollow Green here last month but wasn't allowed that luxury at Ascot. With the possible exception of the Cecil colt there doesn't appear to be a great deal of pace in this contest so the same scenario could arise and he's still well enough handicapped. Much will depend on the way that the market shapes but History Lesson could be the one to side with if overlooked.
Call It On (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, raced wide, held up in 6th, headway from 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no pace to reach front pair, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Sandor (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
History Lesson 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led after 1f, headed over 5f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Stanstill (9-5) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Dubai Crest 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, behind and struggling over 3f out, 14th of 15, 37l behind Eastern Aria (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Mary Goodnight 11-1 (8-12) Prominent, tracked leader 8f out, challenged 2f out, soon ridden and led, stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Vivachi (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
Hollow Green (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway from over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, edged left and led inside final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul beating Ubiquitous (8-12) by hd, 7 ran.
Warpedsenseofhumor (FR) 85-40fav (8-11) Led after 1f and keen, stayed on under pressure, just held on, won at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) fm in Apr beating Gilded Age (8-11) by hd, 8 ran.
North Cape (USA) 4-1fav (9-3) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, drew clear and edged right final furlong, driven out, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Bagber (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.