The trio to concentrate on in this handicap are SIMPLE RHYTHM, Secret Venue and Compton Ford with the vote given to the first mentioned. The selection arrives here in good heart after winning at Southwell earlier in the month when she got the better of Cavitie. She has trip and ground to suit and she can strike again while the iron is hot. Compton Ford finished fourth behind Secret Venue over this course and distance last time, and on these terms Secret Venue should be capable of upholding the form. However, both horses have won over this course and distance and they should not be taken lightly. Pedregal and Badtanman are both pretty consistent, and the form of Badtanman's last run at Ayr has worked out well. He could go well at a price, but Simple Rhythm looks a safer bet and gets the vote.
Simple Rhythm 4-1 (9-4) Prominent, chased leader over 3f out, led halfway, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Cavitie (8-10) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Compton Ford 9-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Secret Venue (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Secret Venue 7-2 (9-4) With leader, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, held on under pressure towards finish, won at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May beating Dispol Grand (10-2) by hd, 7 ran.
Igoyougo 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Titus Andronicus (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Trade Price (GR) 22-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Reject (9-2) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Pedregal 4-1fav (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Asserting (8-11) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Badtanman 20-1 (7-11) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Dispol Grand (9-4) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Pollish 33-1 (7-9) In touch on outside, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Secret Venue (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.