TIME TO REGRET is given the vote in the finale at the expense of Batchworth Blaise and Prince Valentine. The selection has hit form in the last month and was in winning action at Thirsk before he was unable to defy a six-pound penalty at Wolverhampton last time out. He therefore comes into the race in fine form and another bold run can be expected. Batchworth Blaise is four pounds higher since winning at Goodwood putting him on a career high mark as a result. He has course winning form in his favour also so he has to be respected and if showing his best he will be in the shake up. Prince Valentine likes this track and was in winning action here in July. He was a little disappointing when finishing mid division over course and distance last time out so the handicapper may have had the final word. So for the winner we return to Time To Regret.
Tarkamara (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 14l behind Salsa Steps (8-12) at Folkestone 6f mdn stk (5) frm.
Time To Regret 9-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Tous Les Deux (9-3) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Lopinot (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Raced wide, led until over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 18l behind South Wales (9-1) at Salisbury 1m ldy rds hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Night Wolf (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Led to well over 1f out, kept on under pressure, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Prince Valentine (9-0) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Astroangel 9-2jt-fav (9-5) Very slowly into stride, ridden over 3f out, stayed on well, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Spent (9-9) at Brighton 7f mdn hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Batchworth Blaise 16-1 (8-0) Held up well in rear, strong run on wide outside over 1f out to lead well inside final furlong, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug beating Crataegus (8-13) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Colton 6-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure final furlong, 4th of 12, 1l behind Itsy Bitsy (8-6) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Prince Valentine 10-3fav (9-2) Mid-division and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Lopinot (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Parthenope 25-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no progress over 1f out, 6th of 13, 11l behind Anthill (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Franksalot (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Circadian Rhythm (9-1) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gd.
The Gaikwar (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Old Romney (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 1f sll (6) gd in Aug.
Nothingtodeclaire 10-1 (9-6) Awkward start, tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 7l behind Hadron Collider (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Evianne 22-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened and eased, 9th of 11, 43l behind Lady Jinks (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gs in Aug.