The handicapper has taken no chances with either Mankini or Venue. Both are progressive but the former has a 10lb hike in the weights to contend with and Lady Cecil's colt has been raised 9lb after winning his handicap debut over track and trip. By contrast, FENNELL BAY can race off the same mark as when beaten less than a length in a tougher race at Sandown last week and he gets the nod back over his optimum trip. Guising is better than his poor effort back in May suggests but Incendo looks up against it in this company.
Fennell Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, kept on to hold 2nd, 2nd of 15, nk behind Vasily (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Mankini (IRE) 1-2fav (9-1) Keen tracked leader until 7f out, tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, soon led, pushed out, comfortable, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Kittens (8-6) by 3l, 3 ran.
Venue 15-8 (9-7) Close up in last place, pushed along 4f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Duke Of Perth (9-2) by 2l, 3 ran.
Guising 8-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 18, 27l behind Cousin Khee (9-1) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Incendo 25-1 (8-9) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 8, 17l behind Party Line (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.