At the forecast prices ROBBY BOBBY looks overpriced so now back in his preferred sphere we'll take a small chance on him to score in this handicap ahead of the unexposed Kensington Oval and hat-trick hunting Ella. A winner once in two starts at this track the selection should be more at home back here than his recent starts on turf. His mark is now just a pound heavier than the last time he scored so he should run a big race. Kensington Oval won his maiden on softish ground and has twice gone close off this mark in his last two starts. He should handle this surface and is lightly raced enough to improve past his current burden. Ella is hoping to pick up where she left off last season when she cosily landed back to back heavy ground successes. She handled this surface well last season too and she gave the impression that any mark rise wouldn't necessarily be an issue. Locheil was looking consistent before unseating his rider last time and should be on the premises while Jadalee has fallen alarmingly down the weights and will need to find some form to score again. This is a pretty decent contest in which Robby Bobby looks value.
Robby Bobby 7-2fav (10-0) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 3f out, headed just inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 11l behind Destinys Dream (8-12) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Ella 6-1 (8-13) Made all, raced keen, ridden clear over 1f out, won at York 1m 4f hcap (2) hvy in Jul '08 beating Mull of Dubai (9-10) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Lochiel 3-1 (9-12) Reared start, slipped in stalls, unseated rider, in a race won by Remember Ramon (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul, 7 ran.
Kensington Oval 7-4fav (9-11) Held up, ridden over 2f out, effort and every chance over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Remember Ramon (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Distinctive Image (USA) 8-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Destinys Dream (8-12) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Candle 33-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway 9f out, pressing leaders over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Manyriverstocross (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.
Dunaskin (IRE) 25-1 (10-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 19, 7l behind Mull of Dubai (10-5) at York 1m 4f (3) gd in Jun.
Jadalee (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Made all, pushed along 3f out, hard ridden and strongly challenged approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Clear Reef (9-7) by 3l, 7 ran.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 3f out, kept on under pressure final 2f, no impression, 5th of 7, 7l behind Distant Memories (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Crimson Mitre 3-1fav (10-0) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, hung left when drawing clear well over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Jul beating Guga (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.