This is the time of year when three-year-olds catch up and overtake their elders and MOTIVADO looks one such individual. He seemed to have gone the wrong way until firing right back to form at Haydock when coming home unchallenged. He's been hit hard by the assessor but Sir Mark Prescott is a talented analyst of the handicap merits of his charges. Kazbow has topweight but rates a contender on the level of his last two efforts and arrives here lightly-raced in the current campaign. Expect another good show, whilst Slight Advantage, another progressive three-year-old, scored with authority at Salisbury and looks a potential improver. It's hard to know what to make of Bowdler's Magic at the moment but the remainder all have acceptable chances in a competitive contest.
Kazbow (IRE) 7-2fav (10-0) Led early, chased clear leader, closed 7f out, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Bollin Judith (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
English Summer 18-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along 5f out, headway and effort over 2f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Averroes (9-4) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Plato (JPN) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leader until halfway, close 3rd until weakened over 2f out, 8th of 16, 11l behind Dazinski (8-13) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Never Can Tell (IRE) 9-2 (10-0) Led, ridden and hard pressed inside final 2f, headed 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Colour Vision (8-7) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Bowdler's Magic 14-1 (9-2) Prominent, led after 3f, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 15th of 20, 24l behind Crackentorp (9-4) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Danvilla 13-2 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 7l behind Cosimo De Medici (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Chilly Filly (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, switched right to rails inside final 2f, ridden and flashed tail over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Dazinski (8-13) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Motivado 9-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 3f out, led 2f out, clear when edged left over 1f out, stayed on strongly, easily, won at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf beating Four Nations (8-13) by 7l, 9 ran.
Slight Advantage (IRE) 13-8fav (8-13) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out,led over 2f out, soon hard ridden, ran on strongly, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Schism (9-0) by 4l, 9 ran.