Sir Mark Prescott has his team in great form at present but his representative Uncle Brit could not be worse drawn than in stall 13 and it may be worth taking a chance with BESSIE LOU first time in a handicap with Hypnotic Gaze rated the best of the rest. The selection was slightly disappointing in a Doncaster maiden last time but that was on fast ground and on pedigree and earlier form, the softer surface today should suit Kevin Ryan's filly a lot better and she looks worth siding with. Moon Lightning ran better at York last time and has every chance if staying this longer trip that he tackles for the first time today. Vita Mia has harshly been raised 5lbs for her narrow win at Folkestone last time and of more interest may be Mark Brisbourne's recent course and distance winner Carter, although he would want the ground to dry out. Hypnotic Gaze lost no caste in defeat behind Sir Mark Prescott's Speed Dating at Carlisle on his latest start and has solid claims off the same mark but preference is for Bessie Lou, who looks well treated for his debut in a handicap provided that the ground remains on the soft side.
Bessie Lou (IRE) 11-8 (8-12) Took keen hold behind leaders, ridden along 4f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Interdiamonds (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (4) gd in Jun.
Wee Sonny (IRE) 11-4fav (8-9) Steadied start, took keen hold in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 8l behind Turjuman (8-13) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Veroon (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Went left start, soon led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 15l behind Omokoroa (9-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Moon Lightning (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Flapper (8-8) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Uncle Brit 9-4fav (9-8) Reared start and last away, headway on outside to chase leaders over 5f out, driven along halfway, no extra when hung left entering final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Swiss Art (9-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jul.
Carter 13-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, under pressure inside final furlong, just held on near finish, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun beating Dark Ranger (8-13) by hd, 13 ran.
Hypnotic Gaze (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Speed Dating (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Musical Maze 7-1 (8-6) Keen, tracked leader until bumped and lost place over 3f out, effort to chase leading pair over 1f out, no impression after, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Lady Luachmhar (9-10) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Game Roseanna 20-1 (8-2) Held up in 4th, headway to chase leading pair 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, just failed to grab 2nd, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind King Supreme (9-10) at Haydock 1m 2f (5) sft in Jul.
Vita Mia 5-2fav (8-9) Chased leaders, reminders over 6f out, driven in to modest 3rd 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, led final stride, won at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Sumani (9-3) by shd, 7 ran.
Kristopher James (IRE) 9-1 (8-3) Keen, in touch, steadied to rear 8f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 17l behind Lady Luachmhar (9-10) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Duke of Normandy (IRE) 16-1 (7-12) Saddle slipped soon after start, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 7, 40l behind Lady Luachmhar (9-10) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Castle Myth (USA) 25-1 (8-6) Raced in last place, ridden 2f out, never nearer, 8th of 17, 5l behind Winrob (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.