Sheila's Bond finished third behind the impressive Captain John Nixon last time out and the winner has since gone on to score, whilst Forty Thirty has shown better tries over the hurdles but our vote goes to UNDER FIRE to pick up the win. Tony Carroll doesn't have the best of records at this course but Under Fire could defy the statistics after emerging the victor at Lingfield last time out. A decent run to get second when last seen at this track is enough to tempt us to side with him here. Sheila's Bond has shown some interesting form including a win on the all-weather at Wolverhampton. She is perhaps unfairly treated in the weights here and for that reason we swerve her on this occasion. Forty Thirty has yet to impress on the flat and may prefer a greater trip to test the stamina. The jockey booking for Rebel Woman catches the eye but we side with Under Fire to score in this race.
Forty Thirty (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Jeremiah (9-12) at Brighton 7f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Raktiman (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, effort 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Home Advantage (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Under Fire (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 6f out, led 2f out, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 1f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun beating Flyinflyout (8-8) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Rebel Woman 25-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and unable to quicken when not clearest of runs over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Stargazy (8-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jun.
Sheila's Bond 16-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Captain John Nixon (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Bethlehem (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, struggling in rear 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 12, 40l behind Captain John Nixon (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Warrior Nation (FR) 50-1 (8-2) Tracked leader until 4f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Welsh Anthem (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jun.
Highland Cadett 8-1 (9-1) Mid-division, hampered 4f out, driven and outpaced 3f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 13, 7l behind Rock The Stars (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Red Eddie 40-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, 10th of 15, 25l behind Goldtrek (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Tregony Bridge 20-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Al Joza (9-1) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.