Trainer Pat Phelan is getting a tune out of his runners at present and he can enjoy more success in the opener here with the well drawn EDE'S DOT COM, while Versaki can prove a tough opponent. The latter sports first-time blinkers here as trainer Ian Williams hopes to arrest a 37lb slide in the weights since the gelding made handicap debut just 14 months ago. He has a good pitch in stall 13 and with the stable flying at present and that headgear a potential plus he may now be capable of going very close. Final Drive will be better suited by this drop back from 10f and ran well here in defeat previously, so from this mark of 55 he can also have a say. Josiah Bartlett, another Ian Williams inmate, won a Lingfield handicap in February, over this trip and from the same mark as today, so also cannot be ruled out of this. Clerical remains a maiden after 14 starts and although his CV suggests otherwise he should really be suited by this longer trip, so we should watch the market for clues. Even so, Ede's Dot Com will be suited by this distance, and stays up to a mile. He has a pitch towards the inside, and races from the same mark as when thereabouts at Brighton last time, so we¿ll take a chance on him.
Ede's Dot Com (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Piquante (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-63 (6) gd.
Mr Rio (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) In rear, some late headway, never a factor, 8th of 14, 8l behind Kingswinford (8-11) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gd.
My Flame 33-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and edged over 1f out, soon headed, one pace, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Annes Rocket (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Seven Royals (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Ken's Girl (9-2) at Leicester 7f app hcp (5) sft in Oct '08.
Clerical (USA) 9-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden halfway, headway on outer over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Come On Buckers (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Commandingpresence (USA) 18-1 (8-3) Reared start, soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 6l behind Hereford Boy (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Final Drive (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Quinsman (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Inside Trade (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 12, 7l behind Dinner Date (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Josiah Bartlett (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) In rear, not clear run and switched left well over 1f out, always behind, 10th of 11, 5l behind Metal Guru (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
One Scoop Or Two 14-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace when edged left entering final furlong, no impression, 5th of 13, 7l behind Granny Mcphee (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ready To Prime 33-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 19l behind Amazing Blue Sky (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Dec.
Royal Adelaide (IRE) 10-1 (7-11) Mid-division, progess to chase leader 6f out, slightly hampered over 2f out, weakened soon after, last of 14, 18l behind Ocean Countess (9-2) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Top Flight Splash 33-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Snow Bay (9-7) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Versaki (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) With leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 10l behind Business Class (9-5) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Sep.