Like Clockwork found only one too good in this grade at Brighton last time and Hurricane John opened his account in similar company on the Polytrack a week ago. But VITTACHI won at Hamilton before posting another good effort in a Class 3 handicap at Musselburgh during the week and can take advantage of today's drop in class. Berkeley Street disappointed on his handicap debut but remains unexposed and could prove best of the remainder.
Vittachi 20-1 (7-11) Keen held up, headway 2f out, soon ever chance, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (3) gf.
Wee Giant (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out on inner, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 5l behind Blue Top (9-4) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Like Clockwork 6-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on to 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Corn Maiden (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Berkeley Street (USA) 9-1 (8-2) Chased leaders over 8f, last of 11, well behind Mister Fizz (9-2) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Politbureau 22-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 9l behind Camerooney (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 1f app hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Margo Channing 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, stayed on from over
Lea Valley 40-1 (8-3) Close up in last place, reminders halfway, weakened 3f out, last of 4, 30l behind Kelvingrove (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Think 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, challenged and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 11l behind Musically (9-2) at Catterick 1m 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct '12.
Ferney Boy 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 6f out, pushed along over 4f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 9, 30l behind Iron Butterfly (9-6) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Speedy Star (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Always behind, 7th of 9, 18l behind Spats Colombo (8-3) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Hurricane John (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Prominent, outpaced over 4f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Our Golden Girl (8-13) by nk, 8 ran.
Anne's Valentino 150-1 (9-0) Keen early, held up in rear, struggling 5f out, never dangerous, tailed off, 6th of 10, 30l behind Innsbruck (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.