LAGO INDIANO may put his experience to good use and take the concluding contest at the expense of Price Of Vasa and Golden Ratio. Amanda Perrett's charge is rated 76 after three solid runs and arrives here fit following the last of them, so with the possibility of further improvement far from ruled out he's the one they all have to beat. The colt steps up in trip here having found a talented debutant too good at Kempton, but this extra furlong is of no concern and Jim Crowley's mount should go close to breaking his duck. Prince Of Vasa is interesting on his return, particularly as he should be capable of more as a three-year-old. Mark Johnston farms this type of event and his charge ran well as a juvenile at Southwell, so providing he's fit for this return a big run is likely. The market will tell us more but chances are he'll attract a fair deal of market support, especially as Dettoti rides. Golden Ratio was behind one of Johnston's last time so it'll be interesting to see what the market says about her chance. Trainer Jeremy Gask also saddled the winner of Lago Indiano's last race so clues must be heeded, but our feeling is this filly will be seen to better effect once handicapping, despite the fact the form of her last race has worked out well. Crinan Classic is an interesting newcomer but one would've thought connections would have a professional booked if they expected a winning debut, so Baxter could be of marginally more interest with the Hills brothers combining again. Wadi Wanderer may be found easier openings in the future and Mahlak needs to improve so we'll return to Lago Indiano, although the market will reveal much more about this race.
Baxter (IRE) Kheleyf gelding out of Victoria Lodge.
Crinan Classic Fraam gelding out of Black And Amber.
Lago Indiano (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Tracked leaders, switched right and soon every chance over 1f out, led briefly inside final furlong, no answer to winners finishing run, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Dominium (9-1) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Prince Of Vasa (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Slowly away, raced keenly in rear, ridden halfway, headway and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Circumvent (9-3) at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (4) fbs in Aug.
Wadi Wanderer (IRE) Key Of Luck colt out of Ascot Cyclone.
Golden Ratio (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Sir Frank Wappat (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Mahlak (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along 4f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 12, 14l behind Pollenator (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Aug.