NABEEL makes most appeal in this. The penny looked to have dropped with Saeed Bin Suroor's charge when runner-up at Nottingham last time and Kieren Fallon takes over the reins for his handicap debut. Siouxperhero will find this tougher than the race he won at Brighton recently despite an apprentice's claim cancelling out a 5lb rise. The latter has the beating of Jonnie Skull but Windsor winner Rayoumti wasn't beaten far in a higher grade at the same track last time and could prove more of a threat.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased clear leader, closed 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung left, ran on well, ridden out, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Picks Pinta (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Nabeel (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Bombardment (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Rayoumti (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on leading pair, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Rekdhat (9-5) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Ocean Applause (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.