Dice is probably high enough in the weights for what he has actually achieved and so we will turn to the nicely-bred WESTLIN' WINDS to make an impact on his handicap debut. Charlie Egerton's colt has shaped with a degree of promise in three maiden runs this year. A 60,000 Euros purchase, this horse is bred to win a classic and he may be well-treated off this opening mark of 71 if he can emulate some of his relatives. The drop back in trip will suit Primera Rossa, as it should for Merchant Man, whilst Sparkaway was a game winner of a weaker race at Yarmouth last time out and he needs to improve to defy this 6lb loftier perch. Worth A King's only has one win to his name from ten starts and the application of a visor last time suggests that he might not be putting it all in and he is not sure to get this trip, so a bigger threat may be the consistent Air Maze who looked a bit one-paced at Epsom last time and is capable of better. He finished ahead of Dice who didn't seem to be at home on the camber and with the step back up to this trip in his favour he looks sure to bounce back to form. An open handicap, but the vote goes to Westlin' Winds.
Dice (IRE) 11-4fav (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, soon lost place, no danger after, 6th of 9, 7l behind Spirit of Adjisa (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Air Maze 11-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden to go 2nd 1f out, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind Spirit of Adjisa (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Worth A King's 4-1fav (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Tinaar (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Westlin' Winds (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, stayed on same pace, lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 8, 7l behind Brilliana (8-12) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Sparkaway 7-4 (8-10) Held up in 4th, outpaced 4f out, ridden, headway on outside 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul beating Dazinski (9-11) by nk, 5 ran.
Merchant Man 5-1 (9-1) Mid-division, outpaced when not much room 4f out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 9l behind Twist Again (9-7) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Primera Rossa 6-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 6l behind Trempari (9-9) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.