Zhuba has shown enough to suggest he can win an ordinary handicap and should be thereabouts if he stays the extra. Handicap debutant Tenor is interesting as his latest fourth at Warwick was his best run so far but First Sargeant didn't impress back on Turf at Windsor and Dark Templar was stepped back to 7f when a beaten favourite at Kempton last time. We'll take a chance on the fitness of RUNNINGLIKETHEWIND as there were definite signs of promise in maidens last year. He is bred to appreciate this step up in distance and his yard rarely sends one here without a chance. Two No Bids has been absent since disappointing at Nottingham in April and Exempt has gone backwards this year.
Dark Templar 3-1fav (9-2) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Order Of Service (9-4) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
First Sargeant 10-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, plugged on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 10l behind Couloir Extreme (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Two No Bids (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 12, 18l behind Sioux Chieftain (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Tenor (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Pleasure Bent (9-1) at Warwick 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Runninglikethewind (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch on outside when pushed right and hampered on bend over 5f out, towards rear and never on terms with leaders after, 5th of 9, 9l behind Infinite Magic (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Exempt 25-1 (9-0) In touch in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, well held from over 1f out, 12th of 15, 10l behind Broadway Duchess (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (5) gf.
Zhuba (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Drahem (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo stk 0-65 (6) gf.
Algorithmic (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, some headway on outside 3f out, edged left and no impression 2f out, 10th of 12, 18l behind Alcaeus (9-4) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Duchess Of Dreams 33-1 (8-2) Mid-division, pulled hard, effort over 2f out, no headway, 9th of 12, 9l behind Wadacre Sarko (9-7) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.