Sir Pitt is 2-2 on the Fibresand at Southwell and 0-4 on turf which would offer some hope to backers although this surface is very different to that at Southwell, and unless market support arrives ahead of his return the percentage call is surely to take him on. We'll do so by siding with TUSCAN GOLD, despite his odds-on failure at Sandown. That day Sir Mark Prescott's charge looked to be undone by a lack of pace over slightly shorter, so with two miles likely to help on that front and a fair second at the track to call upon he just edges the vote from Corr Point. Fergus Sweeney's mount was only just denied here 11 days ago and remains competitively treated up just 2lb, but even more so than Tuscan Gold he lacks a change of gear and may need a stiffer test still. The Starboard Bow shapes as though he'll stay and enters calculations along with fast-improving Bravo Bravo, although this is much tougher for Mick Channon's horse now he's been reassessed by the handicapper.
Prince Of Dreams 6-1 (7-9) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 16l behind Senate (8-9) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Tuscan Gold 8-11fav (9-9) Held up last, headway on outside 3f out, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Sidney Melbourne (9-9) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Sir Pitt 17-2 (8-12) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Desert Recluse (8-11) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Corr Point (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Mid-division, improved 12f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on well from over 1f out to hold every chance towards finish, just held, 3rd of 9, hd behind Sir Freddie (9-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
The Starboard Bow 10-1 (9-3) Keen close up, lost place 8f out, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead near finish, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug beating Bramalea (10-2) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bravo Bravo 7-2 (8-6) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway on inside over 4f out to chase leaders over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, driven to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Fine Lace (9-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Tower 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace after, 4th of 11, 6l behind Halyard (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.