David O'Meara is having a wonderful season so Quite Spark must be respected as he's just as likely to be suited by this trip as the mile he scored over at Thirsk. Suffolk Punch has never really progressed from scoring at Epsom as a juvenile and doesn't win often enough while Wisecraic has been disappointing since a debut success, a remark that also applies to My Son Max though he ran quite well at Leicester last time. BERTIEWHITTLE stepped up to this trip for the first time at Musselburgh and the result was a much-improved effort. He looks the type to go on to better things but will find Layla Jamil a tough opponent. Mick Channon's filly looked a nice prospect when scoring at Chester and though well beaten at Haydock subsequently she had her excuses and must rate a big threat.
Quite Sparky 4-1fav (9-4) Chased leader, ridden and switched right over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, ran on, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May beating Vito Volterra (9-3) by hd, 11 ran.
Suffolk Punch (IRE) 10-3fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, edged left over 1f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Galatian (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Wisecraic 14-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 9l behind Kilt Rock (8-8) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Bertiewhittle 15-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Goal (8-4) by 4l, 7 ran.
Layla Jamil (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, eased, last of 12, 13l behind Western Aristocrat (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
My Son Max 15-2 (9-7) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Lightning Cloud (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.