A red-hot handicap where another chance is given to SPACE WAR who proved bitterly disappointing at Newmarket's July meeting but the form of his first two starts worked out well and he may be able to get his career back on track having been freshened up. Rock N Roll Ransom is respected on this drop back in trip but his Salisbury maiden win has taken a few knocks whilst Highland Knight hasn't quite lived up to expectations and doesn't appear to have anything in hand. In contrast, Nelson's Bounty and Gojeri look progressive and there may well be more to come from them and Julienas who was well backed at Windsor last time. Others to note include Linnens Star whose yard took this two years ago and Give Your Verdict.
Rock N Roll Ransom 4-1fav (9-5) Towards rear on outside, headway over 3f out, effort to challenge when not much room 2f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 7th of 16, 7l behind Roxy Flyer (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Highland Knight (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Uphold (8-13) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Linnens Star (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Made most, ridden over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, weakened and lost 2 places close home, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Kajima (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Space War 11-1 (9-2) Slow into stride, raced towards stand side, tracked leader, merged with center group 3f out, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 9th of 15, 10l behind Suited And Booted (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Give Your Verdict (USA) 8-13fav (9-0) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, pushed out, readily, won at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul beating Battle Honour (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Julienas (IRE) 6-1fav (9-2) Slightly hampered start, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, switched right and kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 15, 3 1/2l behind First Post (8-6) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Ingleby Spirit 9-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, went far side and chased one rival 6f out, hung right from 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Kalk Bay (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 13-8 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched left and effort 2f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Con Artist (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Nelson's Bounty 5-2 (9-4) In touch in rear, headway from over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden out, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug beating Osgood (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Gojeri (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Dwelt, soon tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Ours (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Kings Bayonet 2-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, 9th of 13, 6l behind Brick Red (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.