Osteopathic Remedy was scheduled to run here yesterday while Common Touch finished behind runner-up White Frost at Leicester 11 days ago, though there may not be much to choose between the pair today. Dunno may not have shown much so far since joining Dandy Nicholls but is tumbling down the weights and well drawn here for a front-runner while the former Nicholls inmate Askaud isn't without a chance, though connections seem undecided about her best trip. Both of SAM NOMBULIST's wins have come over 7f on soft ground and, wearing a hood for the first time and with Graham Lee in the saddle, Richard Whitaker's four-year-old could be the one today though any of these are capable of winning a wide-open handicap if at the top of their game.
Atlantic Sport (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Raced centre, mid-division, never a factor, 13th of 18, 11l behind Don't Call Me (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
White Frost (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Prominent, led 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Amazing Amoray (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Keen, led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 7, 12l behind Anton Chigurh (8-6) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Xilerator (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Led centre group and overall leader, headed over 1f out, weakened, 9th of 18, 6l behind Don't Call Me (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf.
Common Touch (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Amazing Amoray (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Dunn'o (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Steadied start, always in rear, last of 11, 13l behind Clockmaker (9-1) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Short of room start raced wide in rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 15, 7l behind Verse Of Love (7-8) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd.
Alejandro (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Born To Surprise (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Askaud (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Good speed from wide draw to lead, headed halfway, chased leader until over 1f out, driven and brief rally soon after until weakened final 110 yards, 9th of 12, 4l behind Baheeja (8-12) at Salisbury 7f fll hcp (2) gd.
Sam Nombulist 33-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 18, 7l behind Go Dutch (8-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Beckermet (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 17l behind Zacynthus (9-1) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
No Poppy (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, 13th of 14, 20l behind Hi There (8-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Fathsta (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Keen held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Clockmaker (9-1) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Roger Sez (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, in rear and pushed along, never dangerous, last of 9, 11l behind Trail Blaze (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd.