With Brian Meehan's runners doing so well at present, it would come as no surprise to see Chris's Ridge run well first time up but lack of a previous run is a concern and a safer option looks to be BATTLE HONOUR. Henry Candy's gelding found one too good for the second time this season when chasing home Give Your Verdict in a Nottingham maiden last month and he has solid claims of going one better today. Brian Meehan is also represented by Aultcharn but he looks readily opposable after his latest start at Kempton and of more interest may be Sir Michael Stoute's Official Style, who has earned a rating of 81 and ran much better when narrowly beaten by Green Destiny at Haydock last time. Peter Chapple-Hyam's Streets Of War is another worthy of a mention but Battle Honour has more solid claims and gets the vote.
Chateau Galliard (IRE) 100-1 (9-10) Dwelt, always behind, last of 13, 27l behind Conciliatory (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Aultcharn (FR) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division on inside, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 9, 7l behind Shamir (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Battle Honour 7-2 (9-3) Keen, tracked winner, edged left over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no chance with winner, always holding on to 2nd, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Give Your Verdict (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (5) gf in Jul.
Chris's Ridge Indian Ridge gelding out of Dundel.
Equine Science 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 13, 9l behind Conciliatory (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Official Style 11-8fav (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in mid division on inside, headway over 2f out, trying to switch right when not clear run over 1f out until inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, closed strongly near finish, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Green Destiny (9-0) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Perfect Point (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Mid-division, plugged on, one pace final 2f, 4th of 11, 13l behind Nationalism (9-2) at Sandown 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Streets Of War (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort, over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Imperial Delight (9-3) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Epernay 100-1 (8-12) In touch, effort on outside over 2f out, plugged on, 7th of 14, 12l behind Fox Hunt (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Profligate (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Chased winner, challenged from over 2f out, soon ever chance, driven inside final furlong, ran on, always held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Akhmatova (8-10) at Windsor 1m Maiden Fillies Stakes (3-5yo) (5) gf in Jun.
Sun Seeker (IRE) Galileo filly out of Sharakawa.