Another ordinary contest to end proceedings. The 11-year-old Captain Oats carries top weight but has managed just one victory from 36 career starts. Another veteran, Acapulco Bay, showed little at Ffos Las on Tuesday while Fair Comment remains a maiden and has climbed the weights again recently. Master Dan was only beaten a neck off a 7lb higher mark at Southwell last week but reserves his best for the Fibresand. LAST ECHO has hinted at ability and though this will be her first run on soft ground she has a bit of scope and has been dropped 3lb since her latest fourth at Salisbury. Ralph Beckett's filly can finally come good today.
Captain Oats (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, never on terms, 7th of 8, 14l behind Sweeping Rock (9-6) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Fair Comment 7-2fav (9-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner when lost 2nd inside final furlong, one pace, held on for 3rd, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Sweeping Rock (9-6) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Bison Grass 25-1 (9-9) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 13, 8l behind Fresh Kingdom (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Telegraphy (USA) 9-2 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Kirkman (9-7) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Master Dan 20-1 (8-12) Close up, tracked leader over 5f out, led over 3f out, ridden and hung right when pressed over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Steuben (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Acapulco Bay 12-1 (8-11) Went right start raced wide in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 6, 10l behind Lochalsh (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Last Echo (IRE) 10-1 (7-7) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, modest 4th when ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 8, 11l behind Air Squadron (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Improvized 7-1 (8-7) Raced wide in rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, last of 6, 15l behind Lochalsh (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.