REGINALD CLAUDE scored over track and trip in July. He's 4lb higher today but has little to beat in this if running anywhere near his best. Loyal N Trusted won an amateurs race over 7f earlier in the season but there's no other recent winning form to consider. Stonecrabstomorrow is back on a winning mark if at his best but he hasn't been lately while Imjin River hasn't won since 2009. Spirit Of Dixie has yet to win so it would be no surprise if Big Storm Coming was good enough to figure on his handicap debut.
Reginald Claude 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden 2f out, some headway 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Dangerous Age (9-4) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 9l behind Tenbridge (9-5) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Loyal N Trusted 17-2 (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Nordikhab (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Ivestar (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Always behind, 10th of 13, 6l behind Lord Buffhead (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Imjin River (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Outpaced in rear, headway on outside 2f out, switched left over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Methaaly (8-8) at Windsor 6f app hcp (6) gf in May.
Fantasy Invader (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders far side, went 2nd over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Pearl Queen (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Big Storm Coming 33-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 8l behind Repetition (8-12) at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs in Feb.
Lady Kildare (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 18l behind Ingenti (8-13) at Beverley 5f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Spirit Of Dixie 50-1 (8-8) Led, hard driven over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind John Coffey (9-6) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Forever Janey 50-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 15l behind Excellent Jem (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Kwanto 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden halfway, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Beach Rhythm (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Copper Leyf 33-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 4l behind Victorian Number (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.