Mama Quilla and Astra Hall could both play a part here if back on song. Edwyn Ralph hasn't done much wrong lately and is another to consider but Poetic Verse appears to be in the handicapper's grip at present while Stock Hill Fair is on a career-high mark and would probably prefer a bit further. SADLER'S RISK made a bold attempt to make all at Newmarket last week and was just collared. He is accustomed to carrying big weights and this slightly easier grade could see him back in the winner's enclosure as the lightly-raced Sir Bedivere has been rested since running a shocker on his handicap debut.
Sadler's Risk (IRE) 15-2 (10-0) Led, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Semeen (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Stock Hill Fair 13-8fav (9-7) Made all, pushed along 2f out, ridden and hung left final furlong, ran on, won at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May beating Paloma's Prince (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Sir Bedivere (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Prominent, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 22l behind Arch Villain (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Mama Quilla (USA) 9-4fav (8-13) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 6, 9l behind Alta Lilea (8-5) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Kayalar (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Started very slowly, behind, headway and hung left from 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Jupiter Storm (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Astra Hall 3-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2l behind Dandy (9-4) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Poetic Verse 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 16l behind Kikonga (8-12) at Ascot 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Edwyn Ralph 2-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, unable to quicken, stayed on same pace, last of 3, 2 3/4l behind Shrewd (9-6) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.