Last month's Yarmouth winner Duke Of Destiny has yet to tackle further than a mile and The Scuttler was well beaten on his only previous attempt at today's distance. Bold Duke scored over 1m2f at Chepstow last time but in testing ground and Rex Whistler is preferred having finished third over track and trip in June. BATGIRL failed to get involved at Goodwood last time but had earlier gone very close at Yarmouth and she gets a speculative vote in a wide-open affair racing off the same mark.
Duke Of Destiny (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up, headway and switched right over 2f out, soon led, ridden and ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m app hcp (6) gf in Aug beating Mishrif (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Bold Duke 5-1fav (9-5) Held up behind, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Descaro (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Thecornishcowboy 14-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakend final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Azma (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Emman Bee (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, under pressure over 4f out, soon beaten, eased over 2f out, last of 9, well behind Aloha (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Balmoral Castle 6-1 (10-12) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 9th of 14, 12l behind Automotive (10-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Batgirl 5-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, pushed along on outside over 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 8th of 10, 4l behind Mister Fizz (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 2-1fav (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 4l behind Ishikawa (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Automotive 11-2 (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out to chase leaders, chased winner inside final furlong until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Ailsa Craig (10-6) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
The Scuttler (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway to lead over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, won at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Dark Ocean (9-3) by 4l, 11 ran.
Rex Whistler (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Mid-division, headway on outside 3f out, ridden to chase leading pair when edged left 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Chant (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Miss Blink 9-2 (9-1) In touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Minority Interest (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Led until over 3f out, chased leaders until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Tectonic (9-1) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Bejeweled (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 10l behind Cornrow (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Market Puzzle (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Close up, weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 34l behind Flash Crash (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.