A competitive contest where WILLIAM VAN GOGH might just have the measure of Dabbers Ridge. The latter looks likely to be very competitive once again and has not been out of the frame in any of his last six starts, winning two of them. He goes on this ground and has wins at this trip so must be short-listed. Nonetheless, William Van Gogh remains on the same mark as when easily winning a Southwell maiden last time and looks capable of better than when previously tried in a handicap, with conditions likely to suit. Mark Twain would not be winning out of turn and will relish the going, though Aquarian Spirit has it to prove with so much cut underfoot but is on a good mark. Quanah Parker may show more over this trip and with the yard going well.
Arrivederla (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) last of 11, 10l behind Golden Whip (8-9) at Baden-Baden(GER) 7f fll lst stks gd.
Game Lad 16-1 (9-3) Always in rear, beaten when eased over 1f out, 12th of 13, 26l behind Glenridding (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Dabbers Ridge (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Daaweitza (9-2) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Quanah Parker (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 10l behind Zomerlust (9-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Miss Glitters (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Soon led, ridden along and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 13l behind Mirror Lake (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f flls Listed hcp 0-110 (1) sft in Aug.
Feeling Fresh (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway and edged left over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Esprit De Midas (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
William Van Gogh 8-11fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon in command, eased near finish, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug beating Lady Brickhouse (8-12) by 5l, 5 ran.
Euston Square 12-1 (9-7) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Lord Aeryn (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Aquarian Spirit 11-2 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Oriental Scot (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Mark Twain (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Went left start, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Credit Swap (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Zebrano 40-1 (9-7) In rear, outpaced 4f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 11, 3l behind Another Try (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Amazing Star (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear and keen, headway and not much room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Mujaadel (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.