MALAPROPISM can land the finale at the main expense of Scruffy Skip and Cavitie. Mick Channon's 9-year-old bounced back to form when he went close at Wolverhampton earlier in the month and a reproduction of that effort would make him difficult to beat here. He has yet to win on the all-weather but this is only his sixth run and he showed enough last time to illustrate that his turn would not be far away. Scruffy Skip finished behind our selection last time but it is unlikely that he will be able to turn the tables today, even on these revised terms. Cavitie was well supported in the market when last seen out at Yarmouth in June. He finished down the field that day but he was denied a clear run and he could be worth another chance. If the market vibes are positive again then he would definitely be of interest. Best One has another 6lbs to shoulder here which could leave him vulnerable, and in a race where plenty have chances, the vote goes to the veteran Malapropism.
Best One 8-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, narrow lead to well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 13l behind Mister Jingles (8-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Malapropism 14-1 (8-10) Dwelt, recovered to lead after 1f, ridden over 1f out, ran on, headed near finish, lost 2nd near line, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Briannsta (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Charlie Delta 11-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Hobson (9-5) at Leicester 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Tan Bonita (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Pressed leader to 2f out, weakened rapidly, 15th of 16, 16l behind Cape Royal (9-8) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Sherjawy (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Steadied start, held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 8th of 10, 5l behind Even Bolder (9-0) at Goodwood 5f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Scruffy Skip (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, driven along over 2f out, ridden on wide outside over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Briannsta (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Fantasy Fighter (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) In touch, driven over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Botham (10-0) at Hamilton 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Mr Rio (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 12l behind Whiteoak Lady (9-0) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (5) gd in Aug.
Dilli Dancer 14-1 (8-8) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, edged right and some headway 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 4l behind Metal Guru (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gracie's Games 33-1 (9-3) In rear and pushed along, ridden well over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Castano (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Zim Ho 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, still every chance 1f out, driven and weakened towards finish, 7th of 13, 5l behind Artesium (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Cavitie 15-2 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance approaching 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 14, 8l behind Rocket Rob (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.