Chankillo won in this grade at Ripon last month but has been well beaten since and has a penalty to overcome. Spanish Art started favourite for a similar race over a shorter trip here three runs ago but was well beaten and there is nothing in his pedigree to suggest he'll stay this far while Helamis isn't improving with experience. SWIFT ENCOUNTER appears at this lowly level for the first time and easily has the beating of Chankillo on recent Beverley running - he must take all the beating.
Chankillo 5-1 (9-7) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 9l behind Grammar (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Swift Encounter (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Grammar (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Jessica's Gold 66-1 (8-2) Dwelt always in rear, last of 9, 19l behind Jonnie Skull (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Omega Omega 14-1 (8-0) Held up, short lived effort over 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 10l behind Frosty Secret (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Spanish Art 16-1 (8-9) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 18l behind The Scuttler (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.