A beaten favourite on three occasions earlier this year, DUBAWI ISLAND popped up when least expected over track and trip on Tuesday. Dropping down a grade for this, he has the beating of Outpost on collateral form and can follow up under a penalty. Rakaan is hard to predict and beat lesser rivals in a claimer here last time while Idol Deputy steps up in class off a higher mark having won at this track last Saturday. Lowther, Lean On Pete and Exceedexpectations are other course and distance winners who give the impression they're high enough in the weights at present.
Rakaan (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol beating Tornado Force (8-13) by hd, 6 ran.
Outpost (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Verse Of Love (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jan.
Dubawi Island (FR) 8-1 (8-11) Made all at strong pace, clear halfway, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Verse Of Love (9-3) by 1l, 9 ran.
Lowther 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, not clear run over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Rockalong (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Prime Exhibit 2-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, kept on towards finish, just held for 2nd place near finish, 3rd of 4, 3l behind Classic Colori (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Exceedexpectations 12-1 (8-9) Took keen hold in touch, headway to chase leaders 4f out, hung left and went 3rd 2f out, soon driven, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 9l behind Take Two (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Idol Deputy (FR) 20-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Syncopate (9-1) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Croquembouche (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Tadabeer (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lean On Pete (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Chookie Royale (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.