Crossbow Creek, Aureate and Scotland Yard make most appeal in this handicap and the vote is given to Crossbow Creek. The selection bounced back to form with an impressive win at York last time and with both the trip and ground to suit here he could be a good bet to follow-up. Aureate is respected as he wasn't beaten far at Epsom last time, but the handicapper has been making life tough for him and he may find a couple too good again today. Scotland Yard returns to the level off a fair mark and he is also respected, while Transvestite won well last time and he proved that day at Brighton that he does see out this trip. Andrew Balding has his string in good form right now so Ollie George is another with claims, but this looks a good opportunity for Crossbow Creek who can make it back-to-back wins.
Crossbow Creek 10-1 (11-10) Held up, ridden along and headway 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at York 1m 4f hcap (4) gd in May beating Bazart (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Ollie George (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led well over 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Punjabi (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcap (3) gf in May.
Mustajed 16-1 (8-13) Close up, effort over 2f out, soon ridden, not quicken over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Punjabi (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (4) sft in May.
Scotland Yard (UAE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced in mid-division, ridden, weakening when hampered over 3f out, 16th of 20, well behind Full House (9-1) at Ascot 2m 4f hcp 0-95 (2) gd.
Horseford Hill 33-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 34l behind Kahara (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 6f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Paktolos (FR) 16-1 (8-5) Held up, in rear until some late headway, 5th of 9, 10l behind Wing Express (9-10) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
Transvestite (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Led and pulled hard, steadied halfway, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, rallied to lead again close home, won at Brighton 1m 4f hcap (5) gs in May beating Bassinet (8-11) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Alfie Noakes 5-1 (9-4) Slowly away and behind, took closer order 6f out, chased leaders over 3f out, soon every chance, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Trachonitis (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcap (4) frm in May.
Mister Right (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Cotton Eyed Joe (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Mae Cigan (FR) 7-2 (9-2) Held up behind, stayed on steadily from over 1f out, nearest finish but not reach leaders, 5th of 13, 4l behind Cleaver (9-9) at Newbury 1m 5f hcap (5) sft in May.
Urban Warrior 13-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Princelywallywogan (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Aureate 14-1 (8-8) Held up headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 15, 3/4l behind Bureaucrat (8-13) at Epsom 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Calming Waters 9-1 (9-2) Held up 4th, ridden and no impression over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Apache Fort (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.