PRESUMIDO is getting closer and was only beaten a head at Wolverhampton on his latest start. Simon Dow's charge may well be good enough back on this surface. Perfect Muse was still beaten four lengths when runner-up at Salisbury and makes her handicap debut and recent Kempton winner, Katy Spirit has yet to win on Turf. Tiger's Home finally got off the mark when winning over track and trip last month but Imperial Spirit was not far behind and that pair are closely matched in this.
Presumido (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Held up behind, headway on outer over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 12, hd behind French Press (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Risky Rizkova 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 8th of 12, 13l behind The Strig (9-4) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 12, 16l behind Big Storm Coming (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Perfect Muse 11-8fav (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden and no impression final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Threave (8-8) at Salisbury 5f mdn stks (4) gf in Sep.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Mandalay King (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, led over 2f out, hard ridden final furlong, held on, all out, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug beating Brynford (8-13) by hd, 7 ran.
Assertive Agent 5-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Tiger's Home (9-0) at Bath 6f 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Brown Volcano (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 10th of 11, 18l behind Sleek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Volito 7-1 (9-3) Switched left after start, held up in rear, switched right over 2f out, headway on outside and hung left over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Koharu (9-6) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Tiger's Home 20-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway halfway, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Bath 6f 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep beating Imperial Spirit (9-0) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Boy The Bell 14-1 (10-9) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 3/4l behind Fleurtille (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Camache Queen (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders and keen, went 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Admirable Art (8-11) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in mkid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, no extra inside final fuirlong, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Ficelle (8-12) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Imperial Spirit 4-1fav (9-4) Tracked leader until ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 6l behind Sarah Berry (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, edged left and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 5l behind Koharu (9-6) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
One Last Dream 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, lost place 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 11th of 12, 15l behind Greek Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Madame Kintyre 5-1 (10-10) Slight lead, narrowly headed over 1f out, stayed pressing winner and strong challenge in closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Give Us A Belle (10-10) at Windsor 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.