TOTAL IMPACT is taken to land this competitive handicap, while both Incomparable and The Tatling are others to note. The selection won at Doncaster earlier in the month and was not discredited after finishing third behind Colorus at Yarmouth last time out. He runs off a three pound higher mark this time around but if reproducing his recent form he will not be far away come the business end of the race. Incomparable has been penalised with a seven pound rise in the weights after winning at Doncaster last time out. He now runs off a career high mark which will make life tough and a personal best will be required for success. Milton Bradley had a couple of years in the doldrums, but his horses have come good this year and The Tatling has been no exception. He won back to back racers at Bath and Newbury during the summer and was not beaten far when third to Filligree last time out and another bold bid can be expected. Total Impact looks well treated and is the percentage call.
Total Impact 7-4fav (9-8) Always prominent, every chance over 1f out, still challenging when carried left entering final furlong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Colorus (8-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Le Toreador 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division on outside, lost place 2f out soon ridden, kept on final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 10, 6l behind Stolt (8-8) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Incomparable 6-1 (8-7) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, driven clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Feelin Foxy (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
The Tatling (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Filligree (9-3) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
The Jobber (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Prominent, led narrowly 1f out, soon headed, kept on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Haajes (8-8) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Doric Lady 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Blue Jack (9-6) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Misaro (GER) 11-4fav (8-10) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Green Lagonda (8-10) at Bath 5f clm stks (6) fm.
Nickel Silver 12-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, led 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 16, 2l behind Sarah's Art (8-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Slight lead, pushed along 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Captain Scooby (8-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Make My Dream 6-1 (8-6) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Cape Royal (9-0) by hd, 8 ran.