A decent turn out for this novice stakes which may go the way of CHIPS O'TOOLE with Night Trade and The Only Boss feared. Ramamara is the highest rated runner in the field and is well drawn to boot and she could run a big race, particularly if connections revert to the front running tactics that worked so well at Warwick. Night Trade made virtually every yard on her first foray into handicaps over course and distance and looks of interest in this tougher contest although her high draw is a negative. The Only Boss won an egg and spoon in effortless fashion having shown promise in a Yarmouth maiden that has worked out reasonably well and he can take a hand. Durham Express won well enough at Redcar and may improve whilst the likes of Hold On Tiger and Mijas Playa can't be ignored but preference is for Brian Meehan's charge. Chips O'Toole has taken a while to open his account but there was plenty to like about the way he went about his business at Goodwood and he has enough speed to cope with this shorter trip. Rain would be a worry but as long as the ground remains on top we'll remain with Chips O'Toole.
Chips O'toole (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Made all, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, stayed on gamely under pressure, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating Gouray Girl (9-6) by nk, 11 ran.
The Only Boss (IRE) 4-11fav (9-0) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, very easily, won at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Sep beating Sixties Rock (9-0) by 4l, 5 ran.
Hold On Tiger (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind My One Weakness (7-13) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Camacho Flyer (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Awkward start, soon tracked leading pair, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 30l behind Coolminx (9-0) at Beverley 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Sep.
Durham Express (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, edged right, ran on, won at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep beating Bronze Beau (8-9) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Mijas Playa 9-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Ruthie Babe (7-13) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Lees Anthem 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Angie's Nap (8-5) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Sep.
Safari Camp (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Went right start, soon with winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Commanche Raider (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Ramamara (IRE) 6-1 (8-2) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Falasteen (8-10) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Sep.
Night Trade (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Made all, ridden 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Love Match (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
As You Like It (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 5l behind Footprint (9-3) at Sligo 6f 2yo hcp 50-70 gd in Sep.
Baze Mac 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders far side, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, never dangerous, 14th of 18, 38l behind Masked Dance (9-2) at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (5) gd in Aug.
Mosa Mine 13-2 (8-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Breathless Kiss (8-6) at Doncaster 5f 2yo nov fll (4) gs in Jul.
Dispol Fay (IRE) Fayruz filly out of Hever Rosina.