After only just being held over course and distance last time CATBELLS is given the nod. Yet to win in 15 starts the selection has finally reached a manageable rating and if running as well as he did last time should get off the mark. Baoli looks the danger with Fallon up for the first time. A winner at this track over further two starts ago he was well held last time but based on that run a step back in trip should help. Timocracy is unbeaten in two starts at this track, has been running really well in plating class company and looks fairly treated back in the handicap ranks. A few in with chances but Catbells looks the best weighted.
Timocracy 6-5fav (10-2) Led, pushed along 4f out, driven and headed over 1f out, no impression when switched left inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Talenti (9-11) at Windsor 1m 4f sell stks (6) gs in Aug.
Merrymadcap (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Led until ridden and headed 3f out, weakened soon after, 9th of 10, 24l behind Bramalea (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Rezwaan 18-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, 9th of 11, 24l behind Flipping (8-10) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Baoli 4-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Shianda (8-9) at Bath 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Santa Margherita 25-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, pressed leader, led 3f out until over 2f out, chased leaders until weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Diamond Duchess (9-4) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Quality Mover (USA) 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, struggling after, 7th of 12, 7l behind Celestial Girl (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Catbells (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, pressed leader over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 14, nk behind Broughtons Dream (8-12) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Mayfair's Future 9-2 (9-3) Led, hard ridden and strongly challenged over 1f out, soon headed, faded final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Noah Jameel (9-3) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Prince Valentine 10-1 (8-11) Held up, headway over 1f out, kept on, never able to challenge, 4th of 14, 6l behind Broughtons Dream (8-12) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Little Meadow (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Fire Raiser (9-5) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.