Another wide-open handicap but CAPITOL GAIN is taken to continue his winning ways. A winner over today's trip in soft ground at Windsor last time, he's dropping down a grade, is improving and looks sure to run his race. Wolverhampton winner Christingle encounters testing going for the first time and but Anya was a winner on heavy at Lingfield earlier this year and Take Two won't be averse to underfoot conditions either. Dynastic and Sword In Hand are others with claims on their best form.
Dynastic 7-2 (9-7) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well, won at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Cockney Rhyme (8-10) by hd, 5 ran.
Sword In Hand 11-2 (8-12) Held up in touch on outside, closing when carried left 3f out, led 2f out, edged right, ran on, comfortably, won at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep beating Medhyaar (8-12) by 1l, 13 ran.
Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Always in rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, behind and eased over 1f out, last of 9, 24l behind Rose Season (8-10) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Take Two 25-1 (9-0) Held up towrads rear, ridden on outside 3f out, no progress, 8th of 11, 14l behind Gospel Choir (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Poetic Lord 6-1 (9-4) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Schoolmaster (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rocky Reef 9-2 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind L'Hirondelle (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Capitol Gain (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft beating Mr Spiggott (9-4) by 1l, 11 ran.
Anya 10-1 (8-9) Chased leading pair, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Forgive (9-7) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Tight Lipped (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 16, 7l behind Dick Bos (9-3) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Christingle 4-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Hint Of Promise (8-11) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Wordismybond 14-1 (8-10) Pulled hard and soon in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 6f out, driven over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 19l behind Danube River (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Lovage 3-1fav (9-4) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed and kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Authoritarian (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.