Greeleys Love takes a big drop in class but has been in woeful form of late. Stablemate Staffhoss won a handicap at Musselburgh last month and makes more appeal. Rasselas won one of these events over track and trip last week and can figure, despite today's unfavourable terms, but a chance is taken on THE OSTEOPATH. John Davies' veteran has not had much help from the assessor, despite finding it tough going in handicaps nowadays, but should find life easier at this level.
Greeleys Love (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind Glorious Protector (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 12-1 (10-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Midnight Warrior (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Hope For Glory 80-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, modest 4th over 5f out until weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 5th of 7, 46l behind Spiritoftheunion (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd.
Rasselas (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, led entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Carlisle 1m 1f ladies clm stks (5) gd beating Call Of Duty (9-11) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Staffhoss 15-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left and lost place, 8th of 10, 12l behind Ewell Place (9-13) at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) gs.
The Osteopath (IRE) 28-1 (9-13) Always towards rear, 9th of 14, 32l behind Woodacre (8-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Gold Class 14-1 (9-7) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, readily, won at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Jun beating Irene Hull (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Dream And Hope 6-1 (9-0) Taken steadily to post, slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, went poor 4th over 3f out, eased when well beaten inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 16l behind Tryster (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) fm in Jul.