Balmoral Castle has won twice under today's pilot this year. He beat Whinging Willie by a length at Newbury in June and is now a pound better off so should confirm running with Gary Moore's charge, though has a bit to find to reverse later running with HECTOR'S CHANCE at the Berkshire course. Heather Main's gelding can also confirm recent form with Elsie Bay from what looks a good draw over this trip. All Or Nothin and Frozen Over are probably in the handicapper's grip at present but Mahadee should be challenging for a place.
All Or Nothin (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Red Art (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Frozen Over 7-2fav (9-8) Dwelt held up, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Young Dottie (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Robin Hood (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 23l behind Mexicali (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 5-4fav (10-5) Held up in rear, good headway on inside 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, driven to lead entering final furlong, always just holding on, won at Brighton 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Flag Of Glory (10-5) by hd, 9 ran.
Balmoral Castle 5-1 (9-10) Towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 3f out to go mid-division, led 3f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Hector's Chance (9-3) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mahadee (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Cape Crossing (8-6) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Hector's Chance 5-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Elsie Bay (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, won at Warwick 1m app hcp (6) gf in May beating Balmoral Castle (8-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Lady Sylvia 10-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden chasing winner inside final furlong and stayed on, always held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Wordismybond (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Elsie Bay 25-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Hector's Chance (9-3) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Bountiful Girl 12-1 (10-7) Awkwardly away behind, never on terms, 8th of 9, 15l behind Silly Billy (9-5) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Tartan Trip 33-1 (10-0) In touch on inside, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 29l behind Dukes Delight (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Haymarket 10-3fav (11-7) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 32l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Catchanova (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3l behind Ana Shababiya (8-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Automotive 11-4fav (10-8) Dwelt, held up well in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 19l behind Shahrazad (9-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd.