An above average claimer and HARRY UP is the selection with Desperate Dan, Sands Crooner and Mutamared as the most pertinent dangers. Granted, the price on Kevin Ryan's gelding is likely to be short given the booking of a certain Frankie Dettori but he ran a solid race in handicap company last time out and he is always a player when returned to claiming grade. Desperate Dan is something of an enigma. That said, his young rider is one of the better 7lb claimers on the circuit and Andy Haynes' team are in fair nick. Sands Crooner has won seven times on artificial surfaces and is much better on those than on turf. It wasn't so long ago that Mutamared was running at listed level. His connections landed a monster punt on Monday afternoon so the market is watched in order to see if they are reinvesting winnings today. Danzili Bay won an apprentice handicap at Salisbury off a mark of 60 but shouldn't be good enough today on figures. Enodoc won over course and distance in August. Joss Stick is capable though alas, out of form. Harry Up is our call.
Mutamared (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no progress, soon in rear, 11th of 12, 6l behind Warsaw (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Aug.
Sands Crooner (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, one pace close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Guto (8-8) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Enodoc 7-2fav (9-2) Raced stand side, led that group until over 1f out, unable to quicken final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Barraland (9-5) at Folkestone 5f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Harry Up 11-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Cheveton (9-6) at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
Danzili Bay 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders over 3f, 8th of 9, 7l behind Patavium Prince (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Desperate Dan 8-1 (8-12) Behind, no headway final 2f, 11th of 13, 6l behind Blessed Place (8-5) at Sandown 5f hcap (4) sft.
Head To Head (IRE) 33-1 (8-3) Dwelt, soon outpaced until stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 15, 8l behind Wicked Wilma (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcap (6) hvy.
Monte Major (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden halfway and soon behind, 10th of 15, 15l behind Wicked Wilma (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcap (6) hvy.
Joss Stick 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 5l behind Bold Argument (8-13) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mambazo 12-1 (8-13) Always in the rear, last of 12, 12l behind Littledodayno (9-5) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Mollyatti 20-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, outpaced, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 5l behind Shakespeare's Son (8-6) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp (5) fbs.
Cranworth Blaze 50-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 11l behind Uace Mac (8-11) at Redcar 7f mdn aut stk (5) gd in Aug.