Perfect Mission was a winner without a penalty over track and trip last time but came up short when second to Kamchatka. The latter has been raised 7lb for that success while Charitable Act finished ahead of Eager To Bow and Perfect Pastime at Kempton last month but will need a bit more to get involved in this. It was a higher grade handicap over course and distance that NEW FALCON finished third in last month and with Richard Hughes taking over the reins today, she may well come out best on this occasion. Vallarta is another with claims having tumbled 10lb down the weights this year.
Perfect Mission 5-2 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on, unable to get on terms, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Kamchatka (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug.
Charitable Act (FR) 11-4fav (9-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Athletic (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Eager To Bow (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Athletic (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
New Falcon (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Close up, effort over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Siouxperhero (9-5) at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Vallarta (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) In touch in rear, headway to chase leader halfway, soon ridden, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Secondo (9-7) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Soon led, appeared to falter and headed after 1f, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, hung left over 2f out, well beaten from over 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Caldercruix (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Aug.
Kamchatka 14-1 (9-2) Made all, clear over 4f out, kept on well, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug beating Perfect Mission (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
Perfect Pastime 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway on inside and pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Athletic (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Red Bay 28-1 (9-3) Raced stand side, chased leader, effort when hung left over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 19l behind Big Wave (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Rough Rock (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Raced centre tracked leader, outpaced 2f out, ridden and kept on towards finish, 4th of 7, 3l behind Jungle Bay (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.