COME BACK TO ME caught the eye on his latest start and is taken to land the opener at the expense of Baaher and Ballabrook. The selection travels from his native Ireland once again having run well to finish second at Cartmel on his latest run. James Lambe has had a good summer this year sending out plenty of winners and this should be another to add to that tally. Baaher performed with credit on the level without winning. He has however continued to improve with every run over hurdles and it will not be too long before he breaks his maiden tag. Ballabrook ran a couple of decent races in the past but is starting to look a little frustrating to follow. He is becoming exposed now as moderate so should be treated with caution. Come Back To Me is the form pick on paper and is the percentage call.
Baaher (USA) 15-2 (11-0) Held up, hampered 7th, headway next, went 2nd approaching 2 out, challenged last, not quicken flat, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Screenscraper (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Jul.
Ballabrook (IRE) 33-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, raced keenly, blundered 2nd, pushed along after 6th, struggling in rear 3 out, soon weakened, mistake 2 out, last of 10, 28l behind Zafar (10-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Call Me Sam (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Behind, weakened 3 out, no chance when hampered and left poor 4th 2 out, tailed off, 4th of 9, well behind Zafar (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Come Back To Me (IRE) 11-10fav (11-0) Chased leaders, not fluent 3rd, mistake 5th, challenged 2 out, hard ridden flat, stayed on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Josephine Malines (10-7) at Cartmel 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Dunbrody House 8-1 (10-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, stayed on inside final 2f, never dangerous, 8th of 16, 16l behind Line Tzigane (10-5) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gs in Jul.
Fealing Real (IRE) 28-1 (10-12) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 7, 21l behind Billie Magern (11-0) at Stratford 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Rockman 150-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, raced keenly, weakened 9th, tailed off, 10th of 12, well behind Secret Dancer (10-11) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Senderos (IRE) 20-1 (11-1) Prominent, 3rd halfway, challenged after 3 out, slightly hampered entering straight, soon no extra, 7th of 18, 18l behind Signatory (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Oct '07.
Shan The Man (IRE) 66-1 (10-5) Held up in last pair, tailed off 3 out, 5th of 10, 37l behind Corum (11-5) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Walamo (GER) 12-1 (11-8) In touch, hit 6th and 8th, weakened quickly when pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Cashel Blue (11-5) at Chepstow 3m hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar, 16 ran.
Highland Laddie 16-1 (11-9) Prominent, went 2nd approaching 5th, ridden 3 out, led 2 out, headed last, beaten flat, 3rd of 14, 12l behind Trevian (11-1) at Worcester 2m 4f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Jul.
William Hogarth 9-1 (8-9) last of 6, 17l behind Nice Style (8-4) at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo stks pol in Oct (flat).