Venetia Williams' yard is yet to strike form so the lightly-raced Reginaldinho is probably best watched on his first start since March. Quiet Whisper has been busy over the summer but failed to land the odds in a three-runner race at Towcester earlier this month, while Herschel was well beaten in a seller at Stratford last Thursday. Dancewiththedevil has been reassessed since finishing a close-up third at Wincanton so this can go to SERIOUS CHOICE, who has dropped a couple of pounds since finishing fifth at Huntingdon. Matt Griffiths also takes off 3lb here so Philip Hobbs' six-year-old can have no excuses today.
Quiet Whisper (IRE) 10-11fav (10-12) Tracked winner, ridden approaching 3 out, edged right before 2 out, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 3, 2 3/4l behind Run Along Boy (10-12) at Towcester 2m nov hdl (4) fm.
First Avenue 25-1 (11-0) Held up in 4th, not fluent 5th, closed 3 out, blundered 2 out, went 3rd approaching last, stayed on flat, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Pepe Simo (11-8) at Kempton 2m hdl (2) gd.
Right Stuff (FR) 7-2fav (11-9) Took keen hold, held up tracking leaders in 4th, went 3rd 4th, led soon after 3 out, headed before next, soon lost 2nd, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Lastroseofsummer (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf in May.
Dancewiththedevil (IRE) 7-2fav (11-4) Held up, headway approaching 2 out, staying on when not much room between last 2, left disputing close 2nd last, stayed on under pressure flat, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind James Pollard (10-11) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gf.
Reginaldinho (UAE) 11-4 (11-1) Chased leades, chased winner 4th until after 6th, and again 2 out, stayed on same pace under pressure flat, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Royal Riviera (10-12) at Hereford 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
Herschel (IRE) 9-1 (11-7) Tracked leader until 4th, weakened after 3 out, 5th of 7, 45l behind Erdeli (11-5) at Stratford 2m 3f cnd/am sll hdl (5) gd.
Boogie Dancer 33-1 (10-10) Mid-division, weakened after 3 out, 8th of 10, 20l behind Dragon's Den (10-8) at Wincanton 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Serious Choice (IRE) 9-2 (10-12) Held up in touch, went 3rd approaching 4th, carried right after 2 out, no extra flat, 5th of 9, 5l behind Tayarat (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.