With the Brian Meehan runners going well at the moment CHINCOTEAGUE might have what it takes to win this at the main expense of Honourable Endeavor. The last-named has been given a squeak by the assessor, who has dropped him to a mark of 50 for today. Although thoroughly exposed, he went well enough from 4lbs higher last time and he stays very well, so he is a threat. Saute is a good yardstick but he looks vulnerable off this mark and William's Way looks a better proposition. However, there are enough runners here for Chincoteague to be switched off and come with a late rattle and with improvement entirely possible for this much longer trip we will side with her.
Gandalf 9-2 (8-9) Raced in 2nd or 3rd, tracking winner, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance entering final furlong, found no extra and held final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, nk behind Rowan Tiger (9-5) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Chincoteague (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Led, wide on 1st bend after 2f, driven along over 3f out, headed 2f out, stayed challenging and tried to rally over 1f out, held towards finish, 2nd of 4, 1/2l behind Where's Susie (9-6) at Bath 1m 5f fll hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Perception (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Mostly tracked leader until 6f out, went 2nd again over 4f out, led 3f out until 2f out, soon no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Mutadarrej (7-9) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.
William's Way 4-1 (10-12) Steadied start, held up in last trio, headway on wide outside over 4f out, ridden to challenge 3f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, plugged on, 5th of 9, 5l behind Alternative Choice (10-5) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Saute 9-4fav (9-5) Soon chased leader, led over 4f out until over 3f out, no chance with winner final 2f, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Erdeli (8-13) at Wolverhampton 2m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Graylyn Ruby (FR) 7-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, 9th of 10, 38l behind Yemeni Princess (8-11) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Uncle Keef (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 13l behind Yemeni Princess (8-11) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Anis Etoile 5-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway on outside 5f out, modest 4th 3f out, one pace final 2f, 5th of 9, 11l behind Erdeli (8-13) at Wolverhampton 2m app hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Honorable Endeavor 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, soon behind, reminders over 6f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, 4th of 6, 2l behind Saborido (10-0) at Folkestone 1m 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
The Composer 4-1 (8-6) Held up in close 4th, went 3rd over 6f out, went 2nd 4f out until inside final 3f, driven on inside over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Mutadarrej (8-10) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Go Amwell 16-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, switched right over 3f out, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Any Given Moment (9-0) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Free Falling 5-1 (8-10) Dwelt, soon led and clear, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 22l behind Green Energy (8-3) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Suhailah 100-1 (9-3) Always in rear, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 10, 47l behind Zigato (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.