A dire opener where the pin comes down on ARTY CRAFTY, while Haling Park is among a number of possibles. Sir Mark Prescott has given the selection just three runs so far and the handicapper has somehow contrived to come up with a mark of 52 as an assessment of his abilities. The maestro may have pulled a fast one again, and he now steps up the Arch filly from 7f to today's 1m 2f, which is likely to be the route to improvement. She has also had a lengthy break in which she may well have strengthened up and it would not be racing's greatest surprise if she were good enough. Failing that, one to consider is Haling Park. Gary Moore does well at this track and this Halling filly performed with plenty of credit in the context of this race when a two-and-a-half length fourth to Rosy Dawn at Folkestone last time. From the same mark she looks a player. Warrants Attention has a car park draw and was a little disappointing when a beaten favourite in a Chepstow seller. He'd like this to be made into a test of stamina and has a bit to prove. David Simcock has kept his string in form for some time now and Majd Aljazeera has slipped in the weights after some miserable handicapping efforts, though the return to this trip and this easier company should see him involved. Sestet could be given a chance if able to reproduce her effort in a 1m 1f maiden here last November, but there are no guarantees on that score. Chateauneuf is worth a try at this trip and market support would be interesting, but like most of this lot her form figures are hardly encouraging. If you must have a bet then the suggestion is Arty Crafty.
Final Son 12-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Guga (8-12) at Southwell 1m mdn hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Sestet 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, tracked leaders 7f out, losing place when hampered inside final 2f, soon behind, 11th of 14, 16l behind Lytham (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f hcap (6) pol in Feb.
Arty Crafty (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Held up, always in rear, last of 9, 15l behind Double Act (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Bourn Fair 66-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind Nice Time (9-0) at Great Leighs 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Chateauneuf (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 13l behind Illusive Spirit (9-3) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) hvy in Jul.
Haling Park (UAE) 12-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Rosy Dawn (9-0) at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Law And Order 20-1 (9-1) Dwelt, towards rear and no chance when slightly hampered over 2f out, 13th of 14, 21l behind Chadwell Spring (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) std in Jul.
Majd Aljazeera 25-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 9l behind Kiss A Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Marjury Daw (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 17, 24l behind Prohibition (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Nov.
Miss Perfectionist 50-1 (9-2) Prominent, lost place over 4f out, behind final 3f, 13th of 14, 39l behind Ugenius (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Jul.
Sircozy (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Always in rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 12l behind The Last Don (9-11) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Through The Forest (USA) 33-1 (8-11) In rear, pushed along 4f out, always behind, 8th of 11, 17l behind Tinaar (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Warrants Attention (IRE) 3-1fav (8-12) In touch, ridden 3f out, soon every chance, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Primera Rossa (8-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo sll (6) gd in Aug.
Whiterocks 40-1 (8-8) Towards rear, driven along 5f out, soon struggling and behind, 11th of 14, 34l behind Aaman (8-6) at Goodwood 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.