Top weight UNDER WARRANTY is the form pick to land the first division of the amateur riders handicap at the expense of Inca Soldier and Fantasy Fighter. The selection has winning form over in his native Italy and showed promise when finishing second to Grand Palace over course and distance recently. This is a competitive contest and a number of horses have chances but if Under Warranty runs up to his best he is sure to go close. Inca Soldier caught the eye when finishing a close second over course and distance recently. He has been raised four pounds for his troubles though which will make life tougher. That said he is another to add to the short list. Fantasy Fighter is nothing but consistent winning back to back races last month. He now runs off an eight pound higher mark which he is yet to win off and considering he has been a beaten favourite on his last two starts suggests that the handicapper has him where he wants him. So for the winner we return to Under Warranty.
Under Warranty (ITY) 4-1 (8-13) Led, headed well over 3f out, led again well over 1f out until headed towards finish, 2nd of 12, hd behind Grand Palace (9-3) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Inca Soldier (FR) 33-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ridden and not quicken, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Sarah's Art (9-6) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Kingsmaite 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Lethal (9-0) at Southwell 7f sll (6) fbs.
Mine Behind 16-1 (9-8) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1l behind Regal Royale (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Morse (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Led over 4f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Joss Stick (8-12) at Lingfield 6f app hcp (6) pol.
Hill of Lujain 25-1 (8-6) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Royal Envoy (8-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 5-4fav (8-5) Started slowly, took keen hold in touch, went 3rd 2f out, not trouble first two, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Whiskey Creek (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Piccolo Diamante (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Outpaced, ridden halfway, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 9l behind Whiskey Creek (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Tadlil 5-1 (8-9) Prominent, chased leader over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung left, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Sarah's Art (9-6) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Mister Incredible 7-1 (8-10) Prominent, edged left under pressure over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 10l behind Sarah's Art (9-6) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Reigning Monarch (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 10l behind What Katie Did (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Suhayl Star (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) In touch to halfway, 10th of 12, 10l behind Marmooq (8-10) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Apr.
Briery Blaze 50-1 (8-4) Led, headed 5f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 6, 29l behind Prince Golan (8-13) at W'hampton 1m 1f app hcp (5) pol in Dec.