A 10lb rise for winning at Wolverhampton looked a bit hard on Admiralty and so it proved as he struggled at Yarmouth last time. Satwa Story returned a disappointing favourite on his handicapping bow having won on the Polytrack before that and Twenty One Choice has found life tough off his current mark since scoring over track and trip back in April. Red Art only won a seller at Leicester last time and Caldercruix is best at Southwell nowadays. With doubts surrounding so many of these, a chance is taken on CANON LAW as he goes handicapping for the first time after landing a maiden race at Warwick.
Admiralty 7-2 (10-0) Tracked winner, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 9l behind Skytrain (8-13) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Signor Sassi 15-8fav (9-12) Slowly into stride, pushed along early in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Lionheart (8-13) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Sir Mike 8-1 (9-3) Tracked clear leader, closed over 3f out, led 3f out until 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Mister Music (9-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Twenty One Choice (IRE) 11-8fav (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Alejandro (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Royal Prize 9-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Russian Realm (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Caldercruix (USA) 4-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, ridden and challenged over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Aug beating Piceno (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Satwa Story 13-8fav (9-7) Pulled hard tracked winner, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 15l behind Jonnie Skull (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
The Tichborne (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Arctic Lynx (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Red Art (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, won at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf in Aug beating All Or Nothin (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Footstepsintherain (IRE) 8-11fav (9-3) In touch in rear, headway over 2f out, pressed winner from over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 5, hd behind Macchiara (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 7l behind If So (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) std in Aug.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, last of 10, 18l behind If So (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) std in Aug.
Canon Law (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hard ridden, kept on well under pressure, won at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Desert Wings (9-5) by nk, 9 ran.