Given a weight for age allowance SABOTAGE looks to have a really decent chance on these terms in this listed handicap and Mark Johnston's runner is given our vote ahead of on-form Munsef and Press The Button. Running on well last time the pick was perhaps given too much to do but a Jockey not too familiar with the horse. That came off this mark and he¿ll be given more help in the saddle this time by the on form Silvestre De Sousa. Musef is in a bit of a purple patch at present and just got up in the shadow of the post to land a valuable handicap at Ascot last time out. Despite a mark rise he should still be able to give a good account of himself on a course he scored at on his only previous visit. A winner last time out Press The Button is still on a winning mark but has a bit to prove in regards to stamina and talent for this class while Keenes Day might just be a little high in the handicap but nevertheless is in with place claims. A top race this and Sabotage looks good value.
Basaltico (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Raced wide early, prominent, short of room and lost place over 6f out, headway on outer to track leaders over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 21l behind Kite Wood (8-8) at Newbury 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gf.
Munsef 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, switched left over 2f out, challenged inside final furlong, driven and stayed on gamely to lead final stride, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul beating Mystery Star (8-11) by shd, 15 ran.
Unleashed (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Close up on outer, effort to chase leader over 3f out until hard ridden over 1f out, weakened final 1f, 5th of 9, 6l behind Illustrious Blue (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Hindu Kush (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Raced keenly, pressed leader 2f, in touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out but no real impression, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Manyriverstocross (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.
Cheshire Prince 22-1 (8-13) Led, headed 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 18l behind Libel Law (8-10) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Mystery Star (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, effort over 2f out, soon hung right and weakened, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Press The Button (9-5) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Keenes Day (FR) 9-2 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never on terms, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Aaim To Prosper (8-9) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Press The Button (GER) 11-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, keen early, effort over 1f out, soon led, ridden out, won at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Night Crescendo (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Si Belle (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Led, pushed along and headed just inside final 4f, soon ridden and lost place, 7th of 9, 17l behind Polly's Mark (8-5) at Newbury 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gs.
Lochiel 5-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 22l behind Distinctive Image (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) fbs.
Sabotage (UAE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, effort on outside over 1f out, ran on, not reached leaders, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Polly's Mark (9-8) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.