This has the makings of a well-contested little handicap and the evergreen The Tatling will have his supporters again after ending a long losing run at Yarmouth. He could easily reverse last month's course running with Stonecrabstomorrow on these more favourable terms. Mandhooma goes well here but her best form is over further and she's a pound higher than when beaten over 7f last time. Peter Island and Highland Harvest are both C&D winners and well treated if returning to form, while Elsie's Orphan scored over track and trip four weeks ago and appears on the upgrade. BERMONDSEY BOB has been put up 6lb for dead-heating at Chepstow but this slightly shorter trip is very much in his favour, as is the quicker ground - he is fancied to follow up.
Elsie's Orphan 3-1fav (9-9) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, headway over 2f out, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon hung left under pressure, led inside final furlong, all out, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Kinigi (9-9) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Peter Island (FR) 16-1 (8-10) Led at strong pace, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened to 3rd final 120 yards, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Mymumsaysimthebest (9-13) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Bermondsey Bob (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Made all and overall leader far side group, ridden over 1f out, joined on line, won at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun deadheating with Euroquip Boy (9-1), 17 ran.
Mandhooma 11-4fav (9-4) Held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, always held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Cheylesmore (8-6) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
The Tatling (IRE) 7-2fav (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on well to lead towards finish, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Bobby's Doll (9-2) by 1l, 9 ran.
Comadoir (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 10l behind Bouncy Bouncy (8-11) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Highland Harvest 5-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 7l behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-9) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 8, 7l behind Baldemar (9-6) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.