The Happy Hammer has every chance of following up in this company having scored over C&D last time. Saskia's Dream is another with claims on her latest third at Kempton while Batgirl is unexposed on the all-weather and has dropped down to a decent mark. DOZY JOE has also tumbled down the weights this year and showed signs of a resurgence when placed at Kempton a fortnight ago. He gets a tentative vote to end a long losing run with last week's 6f winner Dancing Maite looking best of the rest.
Dancing Maite 17-2 (8-11) Keen raced wide, headway to lead over 3f out, ridden and ran on, gamely, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating For Shia And Lula (9-3) by 1l, 6 ran.
Light From Mars 9-2fav (9-10) Pressed leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Viking Warrior (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Tislaam (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Held up, headway over 1f out, kept on, not able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Torres Del Paine (9-1) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Golden Desert (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 4l behind Zing Wing (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Batgirl 7-2 (9-5) Held up in touch in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed close home, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Dannios (9-9) at Yarmouth 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Who's Shirl 5-1 (9-2) Towards rear, outpaced when switched left over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Saskia's Dream 7-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, switched right and effort entering final 2f, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Zing Wing (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led 5f out, ridden well over 1f out, strongly pressed final furlong, held on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Al's Memory (9-2) by hd, 9 ran.
Sir George (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Woolston Ferry (8-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Full Shilling (IRE) 10-3 (9-9) Went right start, held up, ridden and effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Represent (9-2) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Dozy Joe 25-1 (8-13) Restless in stalls, held up in rear of mid-division, headway inside final 2f, stayed on to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Don Libre (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.