PERCYTHEPINTO is only a pound higher than when successful over C&D in May and is back over his best trip having chased home Siberian Belle, who runs in the previous race, over a mile at Yarmouth last month. George Baker's three-year-old can recapture the winning thread as the likes of Loyal N Trusted and Leelu remain in the handicapper's grip and Collectable is proving difficult to win with. Whitstable Native won an apprentices' handicap under Darren Egan at Folkestone, however, and escapes a penalty while Sermons Mount wouldn't be far away on his best form.
Sermons Mount (USA) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, switched left 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Belinsky (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Loyal N Trusted 6-1fav (8-12) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Clear Spring (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Memphis Man 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway on outside over 2f out, never on terms, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Olney Lass (9-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Leelu 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, outpaced by leaders over 1f out, 4th of 9, 6l behind Scottish Lake (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Whitstable Native 5-1 (9-2) Raced stand side, in touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out (hand timed), won at Folkestone 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Dustland Fairytale (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Percythepinto (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, headway going well over 3f out, challenged and every chance 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Siberian Belle (8-6) at Yarmouth 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Rio Royale (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Pulled hard, led 2f, chased leader untl ridden over 1f out, weakened quickly, 9th of 10, 6l behind Amazing Win (8-7) at Goodwood 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Bashama 9-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 12, 7l behind Olney Lass (9-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Royal Box 5-1fav (8-12) Chased leader until over 2f out, stayed well there, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1l behind Cheery Cat (8-9) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Olynard (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Prominent centre, ridden 2f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Gypsy Rider (8-11) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Collectable 9-4fav (8-9) Raced centre held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Wordismybond (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, beaten when hung left over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Kashmiri Star (9-2) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.
Voodoo (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Unseated rider in paddock mounted on track, close up, ridden after 2f, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Purley Queen (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) hvy in Jul.