MY KINGDOM is taken to land this handicap at the expense of Little Pete and Bobbie Soxer. The selection has been in good form throughout the summer and was good enough to win off a mark of 80 at Brighton in August. He looks more than capable of being competitive off a three-pounds higher mark and with conditions in his favour he is sure to go well. Little Pete has found life tough this season but has dropped to a mark that gives him a reasonable chance. He won off a mark of 83 last May and jumped up the weights as a consequence. He gets a chance to run off the same mark once again after being winless for the past 18 months and if at his best he warrants respect. Bobbie Soxer won earlier in the season and has since run well in defeat. He has the benefit of a nice racing weight to carry so any market moves should be noted.
Baby Strange 18-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 13l behind Invincible Lad (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-90 (3) fbs in Sep.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 14l behind Hitchens (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Little Pete (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Mondovi (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Carved Emerald 33-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Wigram's Turn (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
My Kingdom (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Behind, hampered over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Rasaman (9-2) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Vhujon (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up, ridden 2f out, no progress, 7th of 9, 4l behind Royal Intruder (9-1) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Mogok Ruby 28-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, one pace when not clear run briefly over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 10, 10l behind We Have A Dream (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Bahamian Lad 10-1 (9-5) Always behind, 10th of 13, 6l behind Green Park (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Bobbie Soxer (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) In rear, headway over 1f out, switched right and kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 7, 4l behind Filligree (9-3) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Sep.