Tucson has never been further than 1m4f but has come down 8lb since the start of the season. PLATFORM NINETEEN stepped up markedly to this trip in a Class 5 handicap at Catterick and was staying on strongly so this much stiffer track can enable him to take this. Kensington Art is another tackling the trip for the first time but he's been reasonably consistent and looks as though he should be suited. The in-form Sir Mark Prescott runs two, with Luke Morris choosing Whims Of Desire over Volcanique. Both are stepping up massively in trip on their handicap debuts and are bred to be stayers. Either could prove much better than this grade while Sinndarella's close second over 1m6f at Bath last month puts her right in the frame in a tricky opener.
Tucson 9-2 (9-9) Led, ridden inside final 3f, headed over 2f out, soon struggling, 5th of 6, 3 3/4l behind Earl Of Harrow (9-9) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Jun.
Platform Nineteen (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Led to post, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Champagne Marengo (8-11) at Catterick 2m hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Kensington Art 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never getting to winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Agravain (9-1) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Spring Run 9-1 (8-13) Prominent when hampered after 1f, tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/4l behind Funny Man (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Whims Of Desire 66-1 (8-3) Restless in gates, mid-division on inside, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, no headway, 7th of 10, 13 1/4l behind Train To Georgia (8-8) at Lingfield 1m stks (5) pol in Mar.
Volcanique (IRE) 200-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, last of 12, 15 3/4l behind Dal Horrisgle (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Nov.
Barb's Prince (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Tracked winner until ridden 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 9, 9l behind Narina (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Feebi 28-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 4 1/4l behind Champagne Marengo (8-11) at Catterick 2m hcp (5) sft in Jun.
Sinndarella (IRE) 10-1 (8-5) In touch, headway over 5f out, ridden to press winner over 2f out, one pace and lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Narina (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Geyser 12-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, lost place 7f out, rallied 3f out, no impression final 2f, 4th of 8, 20l behind Theatro (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Jun.