As ever this is a fiercely competitive handicap and WALKING TALKING is only a speculative selection. Warringah, who was last seen finishing down the field behind his stablemate, Conduit, in the St Leger, is an obvious alternative, while Redesignation and Electrolyser are others capable of going close and merit a second look in the betting market. The last named may have been over the top when he was last seen in action but may be a different proposition now he has been given a bit of time. Clive Cox's horses are flying at moment and this Daylami colt is a solid proposition to make the frame. Given his record of three wins and five placed effort from 12 starts, Redesignation is also a candidate for inclusion as a Placepot banker. He handles most types of ground and will be a tough customer to deal with - especially from a favourable low draw. This is in direct contrast to Warringah, who will be in the thick of the rough from stall thirteen. Sir Michael Stoute's colt does have a touch of class, though. And Stoute is never a man to leave out of the equation when he sends one to the Knavesmire. However, Henry Cecil has also got his string on the boil just now and Walking Tall can do the former champion trainer proud with a big run today. The son of Rainbow Quest faced some stiff tests after he won his maiden at Sandown last summer but still performed with credit. This galloping surface will play to his strengths and, having blown the cob webs away in a Group 3 at Newbury last month; Walking Tall is fancied to appreciate this ease in grade this afternoon.
Logic Way (USA) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, raced keenly, forced wide bend well over 7f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon in rear, last of 9, 7l behind Doctor Fremantle (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Dansili Dancer 7-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, strong challenge from 2f out until unable to quicken entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Hatton Flight (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Doubnov (FR) (8-5) 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Hard Top (8-9) at Nad Al Sheba(UAE) 1m 4f hcap gd in Feb '08.
Walking Talking 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leader to 6f out, ridden and effort over 2f out, no pace to challenge, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind Enroller (8-11) at Newbury 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) sft in Apr.
Furmigadelagiusta 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, driven over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Tastahil (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 4f stks (2) gd in Mar.
Redesignation (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, raced freely, pushed along 3f out, slightly outpaced inside final 2f, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Hatton Flight (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
King Charles 7-1 (9-0) Raced stands side, held up, ridden over 2f out, headway when badly hampered and snatched up over 1f out, soon ridden, rallied and stayed on final furlong, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Confront (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) gf.
Electrolyser (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden along over 4f, soon beaten, 16th of 21, 27l behind Tropical Strait (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcap (2) sft in Nov.
Laterly (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Raced along with leader, switched right to join main group 6f out, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Swinging Sixties (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gf in Oct.
Warringah 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, lost place 3f out, soon edged left, 13th of 14, well behind Conduit (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f Grp 1 3yo (1) sft in Sep.
Greylami (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Keen, always in rear, 15th of 20, 12l behind Duncan (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Apr.
Tilt 11-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, struggling from over 3f out, 14th of 16, 16l behind Daraahem (9-0) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (2) gf.
Charlie Tokyo (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) With leaders, lost place over 4f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, last of 11, dis behind Rose Street (9-10) at Ripon 1m 2f hcap (3) gs in Aug.
Bollin Felix 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Downhiller (9-6) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Apr.
Sahrati 12-1 (8-11) Raced keenly, tracked leaders on inside, ridden to lead well over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, no extra when headed final 50 yards, 2nd of 9, nk behind Haarth Sovereign (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Aaim To Prosper (IRE) (9-0) 10th straight, always towards rear, 8th of 13, 10l behind Passage of Time (8-10) at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Nov '06.
Robby Bobby 18-1 (8-5) Mid-division, raced keenly, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, not pace to challenge front pair, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Cheshire Prince (8-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Gordonsville 5-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outer 3f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr beating Phoenix Flight (9-8) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) In touch, not much room when weakening over 1f out, 12th of 16, 18l behind Spring Jim (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Mesbaah (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 17l behind Spring Jim (9-5) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.