The vast majority of low grade handicappers are inconsistent and there's a few of those on show here. Waldsee was placed at Bath back in June but beaten out of sight last time, while Steady Gaze has failed to figure either side of winning at Folkestone. Vinces went close at the same track before a poor recent effort at Lingfield and Rowan Ridge was showing signs of a revival until finishing last on his latest start at Yarmouth. Royal Defence won over a shorter trip here in the summer and looks a bit more dependable, but DRUMADOON gets a tentative vote after a close-up third at this track last time when Salesiano was three lengths further back.
Royal Defence (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Led, joined 3f out, driven and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, no chance with leading duo when weakened to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Prince Blue (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Waldsee (GER) 12-1 (9-9) Chased leaders early stages, behind over 5f out, eased final 2f, tailed off, 11th of 14, 42l behind Maydream (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Vinces 10-1 (8-12) In touch on outside, lost place over 6f out, soon behind, 8th of 10, 13l behind Miss Blink (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Steady Gaze 5-1 (8-12) Always well behind, last of 9, 31l behind Lucky Diva (8-6) at Warwick 1m 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Rowan Ridge 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 19l behind Peira (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Rosy Dawn 17-2 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Miss Blink (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Barbirolli 16-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 12l behind Iron Condor (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Storming Redd 11-2 (8-11) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 22l behind Market Puzzle (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Drumadoon (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, came stands side and cahsed leaders over 3f out, soon ridden, effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Abigails Angel (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Salesiano 8-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, came stands side over 3f out, ridden 2f out, outpaced when hung left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Abigails Angel (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.