Colourbearer is in fine form but has a penalty to carry after his victory at Southwell on Tuesday and has yet to win on turf. Memphis Man was second off this mark at Goodwood last Sunday and should be involved at the business end but Athaakeel may be in the handicapper's grip and Ridgeway Sapphire and Flaxen Lake look vulnerable after finishing down the field at Bath on Wednesday. Avoncreek disappointed at Hamilton last month so it's FULL SHILLING, who won a maiden handicap over C&D last month and improved again to finish second to Blue Deer at Warwick, who gets the nod. John Spearing's filly still looks to be on a decent mark.
Colourbearer (IRE) 7-4fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, reminder over 4f out, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Southwell 5f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug beating Spirit of Coniston (9-3) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Darcey 16-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Camberley Two (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Memphis Man 12-1 (8-9) In touch, switched right over 1f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on to go 2nd post, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Bathwick Xaara (9-0) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Athaakeel (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, never travelled and always behind, 10th of 13, 10l behind Aristeia (9-5) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Full Shilling (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Blue Deer (9-9) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Greyemkay 16-1 (9-0) In touch on inside, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Blue Deer (9-9) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Beachwood Bay 4-1 (8-7) Soon outpaced towards rear, some headway centre over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 9, 8l behind Two Turtle Doves (9-4) at Chepstow 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Ridgeway Sapphire 6-1 (8-11) Awkward start, in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to reach leaders, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Welcome Approach (9-2) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Flaxen Lake 9-4fav (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Welcome Approach (9-2) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Ghost Dancer 16-1 (8-8) Dwelt, soon mid-division, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, never troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Almaty Express (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Avoncreek 6-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, lost place 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Ryedane (10-4) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Bold Argument (IRE) 18-1 (8-11) Awkward start, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Crown Ridge (9-0) at Folkestone 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 32l behind Russian Ice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.