CAIRNCROSS, far less exposed than most of these, can make a successful transition into handicap company on the back of a solid effort behind the potentially useful Almagest in a Windsor maiden. Improvement has been forthcoming with each outing and the Johnston inmate has the scope to step up again. Poyle Judy has found form with a vengeance in the last month but two successes in ordinary Chepstow handicaps will need improving upon here off her new mark. Whitby Jet makes greater appeal having performed well on this track last time, while C&D winner Baqaat isn't discounted after being dropped a few pounds for her last couple of runs.
Baqaat (USA) 17-2 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, edged left well over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 8l behind El Torbellino (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Poyle Judy 5-1fav (9-3) Tracked leader in group of 4 stands' side, led overall entering final 4f, came clear that side over 1f out, driven and ran on well, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Bold Cross (9-4) by 2l, 15 ran.
Cairncross (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Led, edged left and headed inside final 2f, one pace and well held when weakened to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Almagest (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Numeral (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, hard ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon under pressure, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Farlow (9-1) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Whitby Jet (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Held up, headway entering final 2f, not clear run soon after, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Orientalist (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Yojimbo (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Nordic Sky (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Full Bloom 7-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders, reminders 5f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 7l behind Snowy Peak (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Swift Blade (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Mid-division on inside, headway under pressure over 2f out, soon chased leading pair, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Silken Thoughts (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly to lead post, won going away, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug beating Labore (9-7) by hd, 8 ran.
Tagansky 9-2 (9-2) Behind, headway and hung right 3f out, driven 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Viking Rose (8-13) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.