DEERSLAYER has been in good form at this level, winning at Brighton before going close at Kempton last time. He comes out best at the weights today and is fancied to get the better of Lutine Charlie, who scored on the turf at Lingfield on his penultimate start. Kipchak won a handicap over C&D last time and should be thereabouts back in this company, but Fault seems to have gone off the boil since winning at Leicester last month and the remainder look up against it.
Deerslayer (USA) 4-1 (8-7) Led, ridden over 2f out, clear 2f out, still looked in command over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 7, ns behind Dark Lane (8-7) at Kempton 6f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-5yo) (6) pol.
Fault 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, outpaced 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 9, 12l behind Bolodenka (9-0) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) sft.
Kipchak (IRE) 7-2 (8-8) Made all, soon clear, ridden 2f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, won at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Custom House (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Bennelong 7-2 (9-7) Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Fathey (8-4) at Nottingham 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Tracked winner until over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 16l behind Glenridding (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Paperetto 8-1 (8-12) Keen close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Ellie In The Pink (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Shannons Brook Bertolini filly out of Sprinkle.