Verse Of Love and Fathsta were engaged in the 3.55 here yesterday but a victory would take either on to a very high mark if turning out again. Roninski has the fine strike-rate of 5-14 including a victory here so he's on the short-list as is Kingscroft, whose victory here last summer was gained from a 4lb higher mark. Bravo Echo has the inside berth and providing he doesn't get cut off looks certain to go close as he's still well treated despite being on a hat-trick. Uppercut found 1m1f taxing his stamina at Goodwood but had beaten a huge field over a mile there earlier and is well drawn as is DREAM TUNE, who gets the nod. Clive Cox thinks a lot of this Salisbury maiden winner who hasn't been done many favours by the assessor on his handicap debut but there looks to be plenty more to come and he may turn out to be better than an 87-rated handicapper.
Corporal Maddox 10-1 (8-10) Held up, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, hung right and ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Go Dutch (8-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Redvers (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up in mid-division, some headway and switched left inside final 2f, no further progress, 13th of 14, 8l behind Emilio Largo (9-9) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Al Muheer (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 14th of 20, 10l behind Trade Storm (9-1) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Always behind, tailed off, last of 12, 50l behind Tamareen (8-10) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) fm in May.
Venutius 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 18, 1 1/4l behind Lord Aeryn (9-5) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Roninski (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Dwelt, towards rear, headway to chase leaders halfway, led 1f out, kept on towards finish, won at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Sound Amigo (9-8) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Kingscroft (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Mid-division, not much room 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 2l behind Amazing Amoray (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Uppercut 11-4fav (9-9) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind The Cayterers (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Towards rear, ridden and hampered over 1f out, kept on, never nearer, 8th of 15, 8l behind Verse Of Love (7-8) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd.
Bravo Echo 7-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders on rail, lost place halfway, switched right 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and chased leaders inside final furlong, ran on to lead final 100 yards, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Picture Dealer (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Dream Tune Evensfav (9-3) Made all, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug beating Ebble (8-12) by 4l, 11 ran.
Chosen Character (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, challenged inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Sam Sharp (9-4) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Fathsta (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out on inner, stayed on to lead towards finish, held on well, won at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gd in Aug beating Sunnyside Tom (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Verse Of Love 11-2fav (7-8) Made all, soon pressed, ridden over 2f out, joined inside final furlong, ran on, founed extra near finish, won at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd beating Strictly Silver (8-8) by shd, 15 ran.
Rigolleto (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) With leader, slight lead halfway, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Khubala (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Aug.
Hayek 11-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 11, 4l behind Dolphin Rock (8-13) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
George Benjamin 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 14, 13l behind Hi There (8-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.