Most sensible punters will be heading for the exit gates rather than playing in a low-grade sprint handicap featuring largely inexperienced apprentices but those left behind should get a run for their money from FLIGHTY CLARETS, who was second over track and trip in the spring and won at Ayr last month off a 3lb lower mark. Teetotal should also give a decent account, despite top weight, but neither Legal Bond nor Dancing Maite have shown a great deal lately and Amethyst Dawn may not be the perfect ride for an apprentice. John Coffey won at Newcastle last month but then took a backward step at Southwell.
Teetotal (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same and no impression, 7th of 14, 6l behind Barkston Ash (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Whisky Bravo 10-1 (9-6) Soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 5l behind We Have A Dream (9-1) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) gf in Aug.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 8-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 16, 9l behind Imperator Augustus (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
John Coffey (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Soon outpaced in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Solarmaite (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug.
Flighty Clarets (IRE) 9-1 (8-2) Held up towards rear and keen, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 9th of 14, 6l behind Feel The Heat (8-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp (3) gf.
Half A Crown (IRE) 66-1 (8-4) Reared start, always behind, 12th of 13, 36l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Legal Bond 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 9l behind Monakova (9-8) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Dancing Maite 15-2 (8-9) Soon chasing leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 18l behind The Dark Wizard (9-5) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
China Excels 17-2 (9-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 12l behind Diamond Blue (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Amis Reunis 14-1 (9-6) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 10l behind The Great Gabrial (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Errigal Lad 8-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 9l behind Ambitious Icarus (9-9) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.