A batch of moderate performers and IBMAB is the token selection versus Whipperway and Ragsta. Linda Stubbs has targeted races of this nature with considerable success this term and were he able to reproduce his run at Newcastle; he has to be respected at what are likely to be decent odds. Whipperway takes a drop in grade having finished well beaten at Windsor. Her third to Water Biscuit at Goodwood represents some of the better form on offer although this seems a long time ago. Ragsta is now onto her tenth run of the season and appears not to be progressing. Vito Volterra was backed off the boards ahead of his Redcar victory and was claimed by Andy Haynes. Little Perisher won an Ascot maiden earlier in the season and this is some drop in sights having taken on listed opposition. Pearl Of Kent did not appear to stay a mile at Ffos Las and with the in-form Cathy Gannon aboard, she makes most appeal of the lighter weights. Ibmab is far from the most bombproof of selections but as he hails from an unfashionable yard, we may be able to get a bigger price than his form should allow.
Little Perisher 16-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, never in contention, 8th of 11, 10l behind Poppy N'penny (9-1) at Windsor 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Raced towards far side, made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) gf beating Newton Circus (8-9) by 2l, 17 ran.
Ibmab 4-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, switched right and effort 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 13, 8l behind Newton Circus (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Whipperway (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders until weakened over 2f out, 10th of 14, 15l behind Agony And Ecstasy (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Man In The Mirror (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Prominent, ridden 4f out, weakened over 3f out, hanging left over 2f out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Layline (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Sep.
Rufus Roughcut 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon struggling, last of 10, 23l behind Rule Of Nature (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Cygnet Committee (IRE) 80-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 17, 6l behind Vito Volterra (8-9) at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) gf.
Chorus Boy 150-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along in rear, weakened over 2f out, soon behind, last of 10, 33l behind Inler (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Ragsta (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance approaching final 1f, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Number One Guy (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Better Be Blue (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) With leaders until hard ridden 2f out and soon weakened, 13th of 17, 26l behind Vito Volterra (8-9) at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) gf.
Mrs Puff (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 6l behind Al Khimiya (8-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo clm stks (5) pol.
Pearl Of Kent (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Tracked leader and keen, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Dr Mathias (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 2yo clm (5) gd in Sep.
Walnut Rise 33-1 (7-13) Always behind, 12th of 15, 29l behind Ibmab (8-11) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo clm (6) gd in Aug.