A modest closing event with BEST ONE taken to oblige at the expense of Andrasta and Milton Of Campsie. Ron Harris has had a disappointing month or so but the glut of losers came to an end recently and it is conceivable that the five-year-old has dropped down the weights enough to become a viable betting proposition. Andrasta seems capable of handling any surface. She is 2lb higher than her latest winning mark though will run her race. Milton Of Campsie has a second run for John Balding. The handicapper rated her some 14lb higher last term so he cannot be accused of failing to provide her with some help. Bahama Baileys showed little on belated seasonal reappearance. Brandywell Boy was worried out of it at Salisbury last time and has been raised 2lb despite not getting his head infront. Namu looks high enough up the weights at present while Cocktail Party has a bit to prove having disappointed at Chepstow last week having shown a glimmer of ability the time previously. BEST ONE could well prove that come the finish.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Led, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Triple Dream (8-11) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Namu 16-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 12, 6l behind Cativo Cavallino (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Milton of Campsie 40-1 (9-1) In touch, effort over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Nomoreblondes (9-2) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Best One 12-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 15, 7l behind Outer Hebrides (8-10) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Andrasta 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden, headway entering final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 7l behind The Bear (9-4) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Aug.
Bahama Baileys 33-1 (9-2) Led towards far rail, ridden, headed 2f out, weakened quickly, 12th of 16, 17l behind Mr Skipiton (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Moneysupermarket (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt, raced keenly in rear, never trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 9l behind Dark Moment (9-12) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Cocktail Party (IRE) 15-2 (8-6) Held up in rear, not much room 2f out, swished tail 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 4l behind Maggie Kate (8-12) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-52 (6) gs.
Papa Power (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Slowly away and always towards rear, 11th of 15, 27l behind Don Pedro Mendoza (9-0) at Gowran Park 1m 1f 3yo mdn gd in Oct '07.
Blakeshall Diamond 40-1 (7-12) Pulled hard, reluctant leader to over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Ghost Dancer (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Decider (USA) 9-1 (8-6) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Maggie Kate (8-12) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-52 (6) gs.