Wild Desert and Kashgar probably have too much weight now and BRIDGEHAMPTON is also creeping up the handicap, though is less exposed and with Willie Twiston-Davies taking off 3lb could go very close. With Dambuster a likely non-runner, Royal Signaller is the only three-year-old and he certainly has a chance on his best form but the longer trip may be too much for Kittens while Chapter Five and Hurakan, first and second over course and distance last month, are taking on better opposition now though the former has won again since. Ethics Girl and Abundantly are arguably the pick of the weights and both have plenty of stamina but neither has been in the best of form this season. The market will probably be a guide as to what's expected today.
Wild Desert (FR) 4-5fav (9-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Bridgehampton 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, until no extra close home, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Shwaiman (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Kashgar 16-1 (8-7) In touch, headway to chase winner 3f out until ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 10l behind Statutory (9-0) at Chester 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Chased leading pair, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost place, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 6, 7l behind Linguine (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Abundantly 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 17l behind Mysterious Man (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Shades Of Grey 7-2 (10-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 7, 20l behind Hi Note (9-13) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Hurakan (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Keen close up in last place, ridden 3f out, headway to challenge 2f out, soon hung left and pressed winner, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 4, hd behind Chapter Five (8-12) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug.
No Such Number 8-1 (10-10) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 25l behind Beacon Lady (11-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Dambuster (IRE) 5-6fav (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden and headway to join leaders over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, driven out, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Runninglikethewind (8-10) by nk, 4 ran.
Kittens 6-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on wide outside over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on, always just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Poyle Thomas (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Royal Signaller 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 4th of 7, 6l behind Plutocracy (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 20-1 (10-9) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 18l behind Automotive (10-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Spanish Plume 7-1 (11-1) Tracked leader, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 10l behind Ailsa Craig (10-6) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Chapter Five 10-11fav (9-6) Hampered after 1f, tracked leaders, headway 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug beating Manshoor (8-11) by shd, 5 ran.