Travis Bickle hasn't built on initial juvenile promise and it'll be interesting to see if John Flint can rekindle a brighter spark but he's 4lb out of the weights which makes things much tougher. Avocadeau has yet to operate in this class of handicap whilst Ganges and Barye need to step up on previous efforts to trouble the top two. Solidarity has lived up to his name this season with a consistent run of efforts despite not being a Godolphin leading light but is taken on with TEARS OF THE SUN. The Varian filly has proved effective over 8-12f and is readily forgiven her latest run when only fifth to Cossetted in a decent Chester handicap. She wont be the last to find it hard to obtain a run at that idiosyncratic venue and Harry Bentley was rightly not at all hard on her when her chance had gone. She's well worth another chance with Jamie Spencer on board, the pair having combined to score at Southwell last winter.
Solidarity 2-1 (9-6) Held up, headway over 4f out, led over 3f out, driven over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Wee Frankie (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Tears of The Sun 7-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 5l behind Cosseted (9-13) at Chester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Jun.
Ganges (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, went 4th close home, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Lungarno Palace (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Barye 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, no impression, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Golden Journey (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Avocadeau (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Led early, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, gaining towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Dynamic Vision (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Travis Bickle (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Gabrial The Duke (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd in Jun.