Shoot The Pot weakened the only time he has tried this trip before and there remain doubts over whether he will improve for a return to a mile and a half today. Miss Whippy was adept enough to win here last time but her best work has come over shorter trips. Sir Mark Prescott's handicap runners are always worth considering and HONOURED is one of only two entrants that the trainer has on the card. He has good form without winning so far and this might just be his day. Firehawk wasn't far away when second here over course and distance last month and is not dismissed lightly, whilst Frameit held on well to narrowly score at Lingfield earlier in the month as is just 5lb higher in the official ratings. The Dukes Arch must be monitored in the betting as she is not sent over from Ireland without a chance and New Code has claims but appears better on the turf. In a tricky finale we side with Honoured.
Frameit (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on gamely towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Belle Boleyn (8-13) by hd, 11 ran.
Danvilla 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 14, 9l behind Iron Condor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Stoical (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, kept on, not troubled leaders, 6th of 11, 6l behind Key Breeze (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
New Code 13-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven to lead over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, weakened final 75 yards, 6th of 10, 6l behind Cotton King (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Ella Grace (USA) 5-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Hail Bold Chief (9-4) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
The Dukes Arch (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders under 2f out, kept on without threatening under pressure from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Diversify (8-11) at Tramore 1m 4f hcp 47-65 fm in Aug.
Shoot The Pot (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along and headway on outer over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, took 2nd towards finish, always held by winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind D'urberville (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Honoured (IRE) Evensfav (9-4) Led, on and off the bridle all the way, driven along and joined 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Beat Route (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Catbells (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, 20l behind Casino Night (9-11) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Firehawk 20-1 (9-0) Keen always prominent, ridden and chance over 1f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Straversjoy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Mary Helen 50-1 (9-4) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a threat, 9th of 13, 6l behind D'urberville (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Miss Whippy 9-2fav (8-10) Held up mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on to lead final 100 yards, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Tallawalla (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.