ALADDIN'S LAMP has shown only a modicum of ability so far but Mark Johnston's colt should do better back in trip to six furlongs on this surface and he looks worth another chance, getting the verdict ahead of Paymaster In Chief and Super Fourteen. The last mentioned handled cut in the ground the only time that he has been tried on it when a close third in a Newmarket nursery and Richard Hannon's colt has to be respected on that evidence. Chris Wall's Nizhoni Dancer has already shown that he handles a soft surface and is another to consider but he may be a shade high in the weights, while Whisky Jack has not progressed from a promising first start. Michael Bell's Bussell Along has given little sign of encouragement so far and of more interest may be Mark Usher's Paymaster In Chief, who ran well on the soft at Chepstow two starts ago and he has to be respected on that form. Several have chances in this nursery but it is Mark Johnston's Aladdin's Lamp that gets the vote.
Count Almaviva (USA) 2-1fav (9-4) Close up until outpaced halfway, checked over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Go Go Green (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Hambledon Hill 25-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and outpaced 2f out, soon behind, 11th of 14, 8l behind Brief Candle (8-12) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Lookafternumberone (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 20, shd behind One Cool Kitty (8-10) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Flying Lady (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Started slowly, held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 13l behind Doctor Crane (8-13) at Newbury 7f 2yo stk (3) gd in Jul.
Brierty (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) With leaders, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, driven out, won at Warwick 5f 2yo mdn auc (5) gf in May beating Lesley's Choice (8-9) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Nizhoni Dancer 7-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, stayed on to press for 3rd last strides, 4th of 10, 6l behind Fleeting Star (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc (6) pol in Aug.
Whisky Jack 12-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon hung left, weakened 1f out, 8th of 16, 7l behind Dark Lane (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Aug.
Super Fourteen 22-1 (8-1) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Swift Chap (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Aladdin's Lamp (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Full Toss (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (3) gf in Aug.
Paymaster In Chief 16-1 (7-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression final 2f, 7th of 14, 9l behind Kingswinford (7-11) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Bussell Along (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Outpaced and soon ridden along, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 6th of 10, 6l behind Red Kyte (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn fll (4) sft in Aug.