No surprise to see this handicap divided and there'll be plenty of other similar low-grade contests in the next couple of months. SYNCOPATED LADY is perhaps not the most straightforward young lady but she's in good form, looks on a fair mark and the O'Meara operation continues to thrive. Smart Violetta, a huge danger, has scored twice since mid-July, whilst going close on recent outings on similar ground. Connections look to mean business with Paul Hanagan booked for Ann Duffield's filly. Carlitos Spirit goes to post for the 67th time but remains capable of fair form at this level and can deliver a good account off a career-low mark. Poppy Golightly is worth a second look for a new yard after being absent since the spring.
Island Chief 11-1 (9-9) In touch in 6th on outside, effort and ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 9l behind Silly Gilly (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Media Stars 14-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway on rails over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Silly Gilly (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Carlitos Spirit (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Anticipated start hit stall gate and slowly away, towards rear, driven inside final 2f, no progress, eased when no chance inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Silly Gilly (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Bright Applause 13-2 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 19l behind La Bacouetteuse (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Poppy Golightly 16-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Carr Hall (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Smart Violetta (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, every chance throughout final furlong, just held, 2nd of 8, shd behind Kodicil (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Held up in touch early, mid-division, ridden over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 15, 12l behind Arctic Maiden (8-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Idealism 8-1 (8-10) In touch on outside, driven and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 44l behind Reset To Fit (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Shy Glance (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, never on terms, last of 10, 13l behind Piper's Song (8-10) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Harare 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division on inside, outpaced over 2f out, never reached leaders, 5th of 11, 7l behind Black Coffee (9-10) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Syncopated Lady (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead when edged right over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Deep Applause (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Machir Bay 5-1 (8-7) Chased winner, pushed along and raced wide in straight, disputing 2nd 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Mobus Wan (FR) 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, weakened from 4f out, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Barndeh (8-7) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun '10.
Funky Munky 20-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 17l behind Silly Gilly (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Renege The Joker 33-1 (8-0) Slowly away, always in rear, 11th of 12, 25l behind Sail Home (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Sister Sioux (IRE) 100-1 (8-0) Outpaced, 11th of 13, 23l behind Sopran Nad (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.