CHAPTER AND VERSE has been struggling to get his head back in front but is back on a winning mark and this is the lowest grade handicap he's contested all year. Mike Murphy's charge looks set to take advantage after posting a good effort at Newmarket last time. Yojimbo has been in better form of late and can figure, while Willow Dancer is only 2lb higher than his win at Pontefract in August and he too has claims. Cape Rambler, Judd Street and Chevise have something to prove over this longer trip and Dare To Bare has done all his winning on the all-weather.
Judd Street 20-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 12l behind Piazza San Pietro (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Held up towards raer, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders when not clear run over 1f out, staying on same pace and held in 3rd when not much room, struck on face with rival riders whip and switched right closing stages, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Boogie Shoes (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Willow Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly away, towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to modest 5th final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Santefisio (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Indian Jack (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Marajaa (IRE) 9-2 (9-6) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to go 4th near finish, no chance with leaders, 4th of 9, 5l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-4) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Byrony (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leaders until weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 29l behind Diverting (8-8) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Yojimbo (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, edged left and led over 1f out, headed and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Sure Route (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
My Son Max 11-2 (8-11) Always behind, 9th of 11, 9l behind Greensward (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Cape Rambler 9-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, pushed along 3f out, stayed opn to 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 7, 4l behind Mingun Bell (8-12) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Chevise (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Eclipseoftheheart (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Salient 16-1 (8-6) Hampered soon after start, always in rear, 13th of 15, 18l behind Valencha (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Dare To Bare (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Raced wide alone early until crossed to rail and led 6f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 10l behind Dr Wintringham (9-3) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mountrath 25-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leader until ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 21l behind Sit Tight (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.