IRISH PEARL is a very hopeful selection to land this after what looked an unlucky run at Beverley last time. When set to make her challenge, she was hindered at a vital stage and although that Beverley event was nothing to write home about in terms of quality but the suspicion remains that she would have finished quite a bit closer only for that interference and the soft ground can only aid her cause. Equulus Pictor bids for the hat-trick and is now up an aggregate of 12lb for two victories. The wet spell throughout August looks to have suited him and he is another that warrants respect given the soft ground that is forecast. The Jobber and Woodcote are the others in the field that look the most likeliest winners. The Jobber has dropped to an attractive handicap mark while first time headgear worked the oracle on Woodcote and he is now 7lb higher for that victory last time out. Irish Pearl is given the value pick in this sprint handicap.
The Tatling (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakening final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Nobilissima (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
The Jobber (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) In touch, not clear run over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 13, 2l behind Supermassive Muse (8-13) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Equuleus Pictor 4-1 (8-10) Made virtually all, took keen hold, led narrowly, pressed from over 1f and inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, driven out, won at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Judge 'n Jury (9-2) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Irish Pearl (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, not clear run over 1f, soon no impression, 6th of 13, 4l behind Divine Spirit (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Zowington 11-1 (9-10) Keen, held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 16, 6l behind Finsbury (8-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Woodcote (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Made all, ridden and in command over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug beating Russian Symphony (9-9) by 3l, 11 ran.
Cape Royal 5-1 (9-9) Led until headed just over 1f out, faded well inside final furlong and lost 2 places close home, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Regal Royale 5-2jt-fav (9-4) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Mandarin Spirit (8-10) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.