Roger Charlton trained the favourite in this last year but his charge could only finish third. He'll be hoping for better luck with BORDER LEGEND, who went close in a couple of decent handicaps over 1m2f last month. His only run over this trip so far was inconclusive but he's the one to beat if he stays. Al Saham has won three times over 1m4f, including at Ascot last time. He's been raised 6lb but should still be thereabouts and Richard Fahey has few runners here so Mica Mika warrants a second look. He's consistent and, though a pound out of the handicap, Samantha Bell's claim will aid his cause. Ajman Bridge should strip fitter for his fifth at Lingfield while Resurge and Pasaka Boy aren't without a chance either.
Al Saham 8-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, mid-division, headway and in touch over 4f out, led 3f out, driven clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on when pressed final 100 yards, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in May beating Hamelin (9-3) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Kelinni (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Led for 1f, tracked leader until settled in 4th place after 3f, ridden and lost 4th 2f out, weakened soon after, eased when beaten final furlong, 10th of 15, 23l behind Miss Marjurie (8-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Viewpoint (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, never involved, 16th of 18, 15l behind Arab Spring (9-10) at Royal Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Border Legend 6-1 (9-6) Soon led, stayed stand side straight and led this group, headed over 4f out, ridden to lead again approaching final furlong, edged left and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Stomachion (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Ajman Bridge 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 14l behind Soviet Rock (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in May.
Cashpoint 16-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway and edged left over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 15, 20l behind Miss Marjurie (8-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Modernism 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 12, 34l behind Running Deer (8-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Nicholascopernicus (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, some headway under pressure 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 8l behind Wadi Al Hattawi (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Resurge (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride and pushed along briefly, soon in mid-division, plugged on final 2f but never going pace to get competitive, 8th of 12, 12l behind Farraaj (9-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp (2) gd.
Pasaka Boy 10-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway and switched sharply left over 2f out, went 4th 2f out, stayed on same pace and never going pace of leading trio, 4th of 15, 6l behind Miss Marjurie (8-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Mica Mika (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Prominent, took keen hold, led 4f out, headed over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Pearl Castle (10-13) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd.