Inkerman was beaten 7l when runner-up in a similar event at Leicester and is still a maiden after a dozen starts. New headgear could bring about the desired effect while Admirable Art was only just beaten in a 7f handicap here in May but blotted his copybook at Musselburgh a month later and potential punters would need to forgive that. MARY LE BOW has been running over further and will need to go up a gear but she's not badly in and her rider's claim is a bonus so she gets the vote. Pink Mirage takes a drop in class and is no forlorn hope with Jack Budge claiming 7lb.
Admirable Art (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 8, 17l behind Mazeppa (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) sft in Jun.
Inkerman (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) In touch, headway to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Cape of Hope (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) sft in Aug.
Actonetaketwo 25-1 (8-0) Off the pace towards rear, headway in to 3rd 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Marengo (8-13) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Aug.
Alzarica (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Slowly away behind, last of 14, 41l behind Shama's Crown (9-0) at Windsor 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Pacific Trip 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, edged left and kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 6th of 13, 11l behind Appyjack (9-0) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.
Encore Encore 6-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Imaginary World (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) in Aug.
Liddle Dwiggs 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, weakened 3f out, last of 9, 41l behind Groovejet (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Mary Le Bow 16-1 (8-8) Close up, went 2nd 9f out, driven over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Grand Meister (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcap (4) pol in Aug.
Out Of Orbit 100-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, behind final 2f, tailed off, last of 10, 29l behind Munfallet (9-0) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.
Pink Mirage (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, effort 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 8l behind Lady Marl (9-1) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.
Sakuramachi 33-1 (8-2) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd 8f out until approaching final 3f, chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 5th of 6, 45l behind Yul Finegold (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 2f app sell stks (6) sft in Aug.
Up Hill Battle's 16-1 (8-3) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 16l behind Giant Sequoia (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.