Now sent handicapping it may be time to side with BARKING, while Melodize also makes appeal. The selection has performed well enough in defeat in a couple of maidens this season, finishing in the frame on all of his last three starts over sprint trips. Good ground shouldn't be a problem and a mark of 72 is not too taxing so we will side with him. Melodize won a Warwick maiden in June but has struggled in nurseries since and is slipping in the weights. With first-time blinkers fitted he could be a serous threat. Kempton winner Brave Tiger has a bit to find at the weights under his penalty and Catterick scorer Jack Smudge may present a bigger danger from a mark of 73. Perfect Pastime is entitled to be in the mix although Loki's Revenge did nothing for the form of his last run when seen out on Sunday and Barking is suggested.
Perfect Pastime 9-2 (9-5) Went right start, chased leaders, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 9, hd behind Loki's Revenge (9-7) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Jack Smudge 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway and switched left 1f out, ridden and ran on to lead near finish, won at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug beating Plume De Ma Tante (8-12) by 1l, 13 ran.
Buddy Miracle 7-2 (9-7) Led, hard driven when strongly challenged over 1f out, soon hung right, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Loki's Revenge (9-7) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Barking (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Hoot (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Aug.
Pick A Little 16-1 (9-7) Outpaced most of way, pushed along halfway, behind final 2f, 7th of 8, 11l behind Rosina Grey (9-0) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Kyncraighe (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Close up, under pressure over 1f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 9l behind Loki's Revenge (9-7) at Warwick 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 11-2 (8-3) Chased leaders and keen, led 1f out, soon ridden, headed last 100 yards, one pace, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Krypton Factor (9-6) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Saucy Buck (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Pushed along to try and chase leaders, towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 12l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Kokojo (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, 3rd and held when switched left well inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2l behind Sacrosanctus (9-7) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Cinderkamp 33-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, soon prominent, led over 2f out, soon hung left, headed over 1f out, weakened quickly, 10th of 13, 15l behind Codemaster (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Melodize 9-1 (9-7) Chased leader, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakening when hampered on rails inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 5l behind Ruby Alexander (9-2) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Brave Tiger (IRE) 7-2fav (8-4) Chased leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 12l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.