BATTALION was beaten at odds-on at Leicester before only finishing fourth at Newbury and is in danger of becoming disappointing. But this won't take much winning so he's given a final chance as The Welsh Wizard isn't improving and Certification was beaten a long way when fourth on debut at Lingfield, though has plenty of scope. The older horses appear to have a mountain to climb.
Jimsneverright 150-1 (9-5) Prominent early, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 25l behind Life Partner (9-4) at Doncaster 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Aryizad (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along 5f out, lost place halfway, hung left and behind final 3f, 13th of 15, 19l behind Forging The Path (8-13) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Battalion (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Mid-division, switched right and headway over 3f out, ridden and edged left over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Hold On Tight (8-10) at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Certification (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Prominent, hard ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 12, 17l behind Fledged (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
The Welsh Wizard (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Led 4f, tracked leader, pushed along 4f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final 2f, no chance with winner when lost 2nd over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 9l behind Dare To Achieve (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.