Bobby Rose is taken to get the losses back, with the likes of George The Second, Titus Lumpus, Make My Dream and Takitwo seen as the main dangers. This is no high-quality handicap, and should be well within the scope of Bobby Rose who has only had nine career starts to date, five of them here, including when sent off as favourite a fortnight ago. That was over six furlongs though, and on today's revised terms, he is confidently expected to turn the tables on George The Second who held on to beat him narrowly last time. The pair look set to dominate the finish again here with the trip and weights favouring the selection. Titus Lumpus is a regular visitor here and made all to win over a mile the time before last. He then faded when trying the same tactics at Kempton and is now dropped back in trip, but will do well to hang on against the principals. Make My Dream kept on well last time and will be suited by the step up in trip, while Takitwo may have suffered the bounce effect at Salisbury and should be noted in the market. For the winner we return to Bobby Rose.
Bobby Rose 9-4fav (8-13) Held up, improved 2f out, every chance on inside approaching final furlong, unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind George The Second (8-6) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Dream Forest (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden when hampered 2f out, no impression, 14th of 15, 11l behind Fratt'n Park (8-13) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp (5) gf.
Musical Echo 14-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden, weakened 2f out, eased when no chance over 1f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind Magic Peak (8-9) at Windsor 1m mdn fll (5) gs in May.
High Octave (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 15, 18l behind Damika (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (5) gd in May.
George The Second 3-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, pressed inside final furlong, held on well, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol beating Bobby Rose (8-13) by a nk, 9 ran.
Picture Show (USA) 10-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden 3f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 2l behind Mimiteh (9-7) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp (5) frm.
Titus Lumpus (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden, headed over 4f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, 12th of 14, 17l behind Lii Najma (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (6) pol in May.
Takitwo 15-8fav (9-4) Led to 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 11l behind Jill Dawson (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp (6) gf.