A modest handicap in which local trainer Bernard Llewellyn saddles three runners. All have some sort of chance with James Pollard particularly interesting having finished third at Goodwood after winning over hurdles here earlier. Considering his pedigree, by High Chaparral out of a Dancing Brave mare and a half-brother to three winners, connections have every right to expect more from RANCHO MONTOYA. He could hardly be starting off from a lower mark in handicaps and may come good if handling the switch to Turf. Jebril and Ivanhoe are other three-year-olds with claims getting weight from exposed older horses.
Carazam (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) In touch in 4th, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 16l behind Elhaame (9-6) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Kayalar (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Slowly away, in rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 15l behind Astra Hall (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Layline (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Rearing as stalls opened, took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along and no impression over 2f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind Aegaeus (9-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Pandorica 14-1 (8-10) Held up in touch, pushed along and lost place over 4f out, soon tailed off, last of 7, well behind Bohemian Rhapsody (10-0) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Sublime Talent (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 12l behind Postscript (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar '12.
In The Crowd (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and hung right over 3f out, weakening when slightly hampered 2f out, 7th of 10, 21l behind Calculated Risk (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul '12.
Jebril (FR) 3-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Kuantan One (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Candyman Can (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 7th of 8, 29l behind Toptempo (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
James Pollard (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd post, not pace of 1st 2, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mister Fizz (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rancho Montoya (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 4f out, 8th of 12, 22l behind Omnipresent (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Ivanhoe 11-2 (8-10) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 7l behind Don Padeja (8-11) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Hero's Story 16-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 4th close home, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Runninglikethewind (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.