With a top conditional jock all but negating SCRAPPER SMITH's mark rise for success last time out we're happy to side with the gelding in this competitive handicap and the expense of Under Review and Hawkeyethenoo. An easy enough winner over course and distance last time the pick has suffered a fair looking mark rise of four pounds. However most of that is removed by his pilot and this relatively unexposed runner can go in again. Under Review looks a lot better in the handicap now after starting his career in these ranks under high burdens. A further pound has been removed for a good run in defeat in a big field last time and he looks a challenger. Hawkeyethenoo is on top form and should still be completive off this weight and Vernico has put in some consistent performances recently but leaves the impression a lower mark is required before he goes in. More competitive stuff and Scrapper Smith looks the best treated.
Musical Bridge 6-1 (9-1) Prominent, driven and under pressure halfway, weakened 1f out, 7th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-1) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Under Review (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) In touch, every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Select Committee (8-11) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Scrapper Smith (IRE) 9-4 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, led well inside final furlong, ridden clear, won at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug beating Residency (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Verinco 33-1 (8-1) Led far side group, ridden over 1f out, headed by stand's side group towards finish, lost lead far side group close home, 4th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 2-1fav (8-1) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, 2nd of 15, shd behind Select Committee (8-11) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mazzola 8-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, ridden clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 16, 2l behind Solemn (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Fasliyanne (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Prominent, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Secret Venue (8-13) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Sea Crest 13-2 (8-5) Pressed winner until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 18l behind Present Alchemy (9-3) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Officer Mor (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 7l behind Come On Buckers (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Madame Jourdain (IRE) 66-1 (8-1) Dwelt, soon in touch, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Future Gem (9-0) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Star Addition 66-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, keeping on when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd near finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Primaeval (9-3) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gf.