A web of interwoven form-lines despite the relatively small field. Suwaan was revitalised by the switch to Ruth Carr and returns to the scene of his March success defending an unbeaten AW record (1 from 1). The Nazca Lines and Dundunah are closely matched and given their current fine form command respect, but truthfully now hold few secrets from the handicapper. Therefore, whilst he's highly likely to be over-bet and perhaps not reflect any form of value, the unexposed INDIAN RAJ looks the likeliest winner on AW and handicap debut.
Maazel (IRE) 11-8fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon challenged, upsides and every chance final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Delfie Lane (9-7) at Brighton 6f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Indian Raj 2-7fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd place, ridden to lead final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Leicester 5f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul beating Tea El Tee (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Dundunah (USA) 5-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, just held, 2nd of 6, hd behind Erissimus Maximus (9-7) at Yarmouth 5f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
The Nazca Lines (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 7 1/4l behind Musharrif (9-12) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Little Miss Daisy 16-1 (9-2) Keen, held up in rear, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Coronation Cottage (9-1) at Bath 6f hcp fll (5) fm in Jul.
Desperados Destiny 8-1 (9-11) Close up, led halfway, ridden and headed final furlong, soon weakened, last of 10, 5 3/4l behind Sea Of Green (9-0) at Ayr 6f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Suwaan (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) With leader until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8 3/4l behind Holmeswood (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp (4) gd in Jul.