Art Form has had plenty of chances and so has SIGNOR SASSI but the longer trip may have been to blame for the latter's poor run in a handicap at Sandown last time. Roger Varian's gelding had only found one too good in his previous four starts and may be worth another chance back in maiden company. Stir Trader is a danger as he ran a lot better at Salisbury last time while Enrol has only had the one start so far, at Salisbury in June, and should show the benefit of that experience here. It's difficult to fancy many of the others, however, including the four newcomers.
Never Forever Sir Percy gelding out of Codename.
Signor Sassi 9-2 (8-7) Held up in last pair, pulled hard, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Johnno (8-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Stir Trader (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort to chase winner 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Saloomy (9-3) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) fm in Jul.
Art Form 5-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, steady headway when not clear run 2f out, soon switched left, kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Willbeme (9-3) at Doncaster 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Avon Breeze Avonbridge filly out of African Breeze.
Enrol 10-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 7l behind Riot of Colour (9-0) at Salisbury 7f mdn fll stks (5) gd in Jun.
Gilly The Filly Pivotal filly out of Green Eyes.
Mid Yorkshire Golf Doyen filly out of Jodeeka.
Pilarcita 66-1 (8-9) Rearing in stalls, slowly into stride, soon pushed along off the pace in mid-division, ridden and beaten 2f out, hung left soon after, 6th of 11, 16l behind With Compliments (9-3) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Jul.
Wood Nymph (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway centre over 2f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 6th of 12, 15l behind Cardigan (8-10) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.