Plenty of recent winners on show and MAVEN makes most appeal of them. The course and distance winner arrives on the back of victory at Ayr and can effectively race off a lower mark today with Daryl Byrne's claim taken into account. The latter also has the beating of recent Windsor winner Lucky Henry on collateral form. Both of Chancery's wins have come over further including his latest at Haydock while Christmas Light beat Barren Brook over 1m1f here last month but has plenty to find with the selection on latest running. Oetzi and Size try their luck in better company having won lower grade handicaps at Newcastle and Redcar respectively on their latest starts.
Jo'burg (USA) 6-4fav (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway well over 1f out, soon went 2nd, shaken up and kept on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 1m clm stks (5) gf beating Extraterrestrial (8-10) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Maven 7-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Ayr 1m 2f flls hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun beating Star Lahib (9-7) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Lucky Henry 4-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 3f, sustained challenge under pressure and upsides throughout final furlong, led close home, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Come On Blue Chip (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Almagest 9-1 (9-12) Steadied start, held up off the pace in 6th, plugged on to modest 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Haylaman (9-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Eltheeb 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon led, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 6l behind Warlu Way (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Chancery (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Held up, headway over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Continuum (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Christmas Light 11-4 (8-8) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kep ton on same pace final furlong, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Maven (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f flls hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Barren Brook 7-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 15, 10l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Prophesy (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out to over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Storm King (9-7) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Daddy Warbucks (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Chased winner until ridden 3f out, chased leaders, edged left well over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 22l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Oetzi 8-1 (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, headway on inner over 2f out, rider dropped whip over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun beating Warcrown (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Carragold 12-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 10l behind Hydrant (8-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Size (IRE) 5-4fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Morocco (9-1) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Titus Bolt (IRE) 15-8fav (9-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, edged left 1f out, soon hung right, stayed on, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Ebony Express (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.