Paul Howling's Pipers Piping came good when landing a six furlong handicap here last time but a 6lb rise for that success and the extra furlong may prevent him from following up and preference is for HELLBENDER, who can gain a well deserved success. Sylvester Kirk's gelding has found one too good in each of his last three starts, the first two of which were on the Polytrack but the latest on turf on ground softer than ideal, and he has solid claims racing off the same mark today. Crystallize has slipped to a fair mark but is hard to recommend on recent form, while Gee Major has more to do at the weights than when successful here in July and last month.
Hellbender (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Foxtrot Alpha (9-4) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Crystallize 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 15, 40l behind Sonny G (7-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Orangeleg 12-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 7l behind Sonny G (7-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Raced in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug beating Avonlini (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Signora Frasi (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Always towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon struggling, 9th of 13, 13l behind Bob Stock (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Jul.
Gee Major 7-2 (9-0) Led, hard ridden and headed over 1f out, rallied until weakened closing stages, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Jozafeen (8-13) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Song of Praise 14-1 (9-4) In rear, never near leaders, 9th of 12, 7l behind Eager To Bow (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Aggbag 6-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 5th of 15, 7l behind Belle Park (8-9) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.
Easy Wonder (GER) 14-1 (8-2) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Phluke (9-5) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Future Regime (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Slowly away and early reminders, behind, driven along and struggling over 2f out, 9th of 13, 14l behind Madame Excelerate (9-6) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Satin Princess (IRE) 16-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on outside and hung left from over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Gee Major (8-5) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Gibraltar Lass (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakening when hampered well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Prince James (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.