A maiden brings an end to racing this afternoon and it is SOUTER POINT who gets the verdict with Doggerbank and De Soto expected to complete the front three. The recently gelded selection has been a beaten favourite at the last three attempts but he should prove a different proposition in a race of this calibre. Trainer Roger Charlton has a high opinion of him and he does have a lot to prove but he does look capable of taking a modest maiden such as this and is given a chance. Doggerbank a half-sister to 1m2f scorer Secret Dancer, out of a Park Hill winner, but made a pleasing debut at Lingfield last month. She lost ground on the turn for home and showed her inexperience, but she finished nicely. Although by Oasis Dream, she should stay even further and is open to improvement. Back with Paul Webber, De Soto made a decent return to action last time after almost 10 months away from the track. He stayed on well to snatch third. He had most of his success when a decent hurdler but he should make the frame here. Little Prudence is bred to appreciate this sort of trip but has only had two outings to date and although she¿s heading in the right direction she appears to be more of a long term project. Our selection then goes the way of Souter Point.
De Soto 5-1 (11-3) Held up in 4th, not fluent 3rd, 3 lengths down when blundered 4 out, ridden after 2 out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Free Gift (10-6) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gf in Jun.
Thunderonthemount 100-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, 11th of 16, 42l behind Oscar Whisky (10-12) at Newbury 1m 4f 4yo nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Mik 80-1 (9-0) Soon behind, ridden over 4f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Dangerous Midge (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Souter Point (USA) 9-4fav (9-0) In touch, ridden and chased leader over 3f out, led over 2f out, hard ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dangerous Midge (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Warrants Attention (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Perfect Shot (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Doggerbank (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Held up, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to go 2nd towards finish, no impression with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Funday (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
First Maid First Trump filly out of Angel Maid.
Little Prudence 16-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on same pace to chase leading trio final furlong, 4th of 11, 10l behind Alpen Glen (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Sally Forth 12-1 (8-12) Started very slowly, always last, in touch in rear after 2 furlongs, ridden 3f out, never dangerous from over 2f out, last of 6, 22l behind Lady Artemisia (8-12) at Newbury 1m 4f fll mdn stks (4) gf in Jun.