ISOBAR gets the vote in a tight little handicap. Luca Cumani's colt has top-weight to carry but he was well-backed in the morning ahead of his handicap bow at Folkestone. He ran well and although the winner has disappointed since, the feeling is that it's solid form for the track and with the longer trip in his favour this stoutly-bred colt can gain a first success. Tigress Hill looks a tad slow but her mark of 67 gives her room to breathe, whilst Chasse Coeur's Kempton run has been franked by the winner and she is out of a 14 furlong winning dam so this longer trip should help. Prickles is modest, and a more obvious player is Jewellery although her form so far looks on the weak side of poor.
Isobar (GER) 11-4fav (9-12) Led 1f, soon restrained and tracked leader at steady pace, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, outpaced by winner entering final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Minikin (9-6) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Tigress Hill 20-1 (8-12) Led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Flower Fairy (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn fll (5) pol in Aug.
Chasse Coeur 9-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, lost place 4f out, outpaced 3f out, went 4th 1f out, no impression, 4th of 12, 9l behind Baralaka (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Prickles 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 4f out, ridden to chase leaders over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 9, 10l behind Torran Sound (8-0) at Chepstow 2m 2f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Jewellery (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 24l behind The Starboard Bow (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.