SULLENBERGER is nominated in this finale ahead of Demeanour and Heavens Peak. The selection was a winner here in the Spring but has failed to build on that since. However the drop in trip looks likely to suit this son of Namid and he looks the pick of the Jamie Osborne pair. Demeanour tries the cheek-pieces for the first time, Heavens Peak comes across from Ireland for a winnable race and has a mark of 67 for his handicap debut, whilst Hector Spectre may appreciate the return to this surface following a lacklustre run at Chepstow last time out. Group Leader may have spoilt his chances in handicaps by finishing a fairly close-up fourth to horses rated in the high 70's and 80's last time, and as a result he has to race off a mark of 67 for this handicap debut as opposed to 62. Brer Rabbit has won here before and she drops in trip on this return from a break; David Probert takes the ride and he is desperate for winners in his pursuit of the Apprentice Jockey title. The market needs watching for Inconspicuous Miss, Weekend Away remains capable of better, whilst Eurotanz's best runs have come over further. Not a strong handicap and perhaps a good chance for Sullenberger to provide Jamie Osborne with a much-needed winner.
Demeanour (USA) 6-1 (9-5) In touch, headway 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Haafhd Time (8-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Heavens Peak 9-2 (9-0) Led, narrowly headed 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure well inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2l behind Riobamba (8-9) at Naas 1m fll mdn stks sft in Aug.
Hector Spectre (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Kargan (9-1) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Group Leader (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, effort 2f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Poyle Meg (8-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Clippity Clop (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 6l behind Magroom (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Brer Rabbit 33-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Stagecoach Jade (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Inconspicuous Miss (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, last of 9, 31l behind Pressing Matters (9-8) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Weekend Away (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Raced centre, tracked leader, merged to race with far side group over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 13, 10l behind Petomic (8-9) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Eurotanz (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, weakened final 1f, 5th of 10, 7l behind Astrodonna (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Sullenberger (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 23l behind The Last Don (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Arashi 28-1 (8-11) Dwelt, held up and always towards rear, 9th of 11, 7l behind Hawk's Eye (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Kimberley Rocks (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Spring Secret (8-13) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Halcyon Princess (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Raced centre, chased leaders, merged with far side group over 3f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 25l behind Petomic (8-9) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.