A competitive little handicap with a number of course specialists to choose from including King of Paradise, who will bid to secure a hat-trick under rising apprentice Jason Hart. Eric Alston's charge is stepped up in trip in order to take his chance but he may find BOTHAM too good. Like his cricketing namesake, there are plenty of fours and sixes on his scorecard but the eight-year-old put up a solid effort at the course last month and has actually been dropped by the handicapper since. Lady Jock is thrust into handicaps for the first time and the market will give us a fair idea of what to expect. Double Cee represents the stable that won this last season and his run at Chester can be safely disregarded.
I'm Super Too (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Held up on outer, closed on leaders 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Miami Gator (9-5) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Botham (USA) 4-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear in 4th, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Peter Anders (9-3) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Joshua The First 7-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 21l behind Alsahil (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
High Resolution 9-2 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon under pressure, chased leaders entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3l behind Collateral Damage (9-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
King Of Paradise (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon pressed, held on well towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Only Orsenfoolsies (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Indian Giver 6-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 29l behind Miss Ella Jade (8-0) at Pontefract 1m fll hcp (5) gd.
Lady Jock (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden 2f out, 3rd 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Regulation (9-5) at Curragh 1m mdn stks sft in Jun.
Double Cee 10-3fav (8-13) In rear, not much room after 1f, soon ridden, never on terms, 11th of 17, 9l behind Lolita Lebron (9-2) at Chester 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.