Raimond Ridge deserves to get his head in front having been running consistently well of late but he seems booked for place at best again with a better bet looking to be BATTLE, who gets the vote over Chandika. The Clive Cox-trained filly has run well in both starts in handicaps, latterly over Sandown's stiff five furlongs, and she has solid claims racing off the same mark today but he may not be as well suited by the faster track today. Riflessione looks the pick of the three runners in the race trained by Ron Harris but he could probably do with some help from the handicapper. Simon Dow's Edith's Boy has shown a consistent level of form but remains a maiden after 10 starts, a run that is expected to continue here. Avrilo has similar claims but has now had 12 runs without a success and a safer option looks to be Battle. Hugh Morrison's gelding is another maiden but he is less exposed than most of these after just six starts, seems to be coming onto form like a lot of the yard's runners, and he looks worth chancing.
Riflessione 11-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, made some headway final 1f, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Speak The Truth (8-8) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Raimond Ridge (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Slowly away, soon recovered and prominent, weakened final 1f, 3rd of 5, 10l behind Golden Destiny (9-4) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm.
Battle 15-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance approaching final furlong, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Speak The Truth (8-8) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Athaakeel (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Started slowly, soon recovered behind mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Jun beating Officer Mor (8-5) by 4l, 13 ran.
Billy Beetroot (USA) 16-1 (9-8) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 16, 21l behind Stamford Blue (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Edith's Boy (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Keen, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace, edged left inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Rocket Rob (9-5) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Chandika 10-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders on inside, hung left and chased winner over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Step It Up (8-9) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Blushing Maid 12-1 (9-1) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 4l behind Lucy Brown (9-9) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Avrilo 6-1 (8-2) Went right start, in touch, headway to challenge from 2f out, one pace and no impression when lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Corton Charlemagne (8-6) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Oceanic Dancer (IRE) 18-1 (7-13) Tracked leader, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 4l behind Scrapper Smith (9-4) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft.