HILBRE COURT stands out on ratings here and is very hard to see beyond; the main dangers appearing to be Talk Of Saafend and Smokey Rye. The selection justified odds-on favourtism in claiming company on his last start and had been keeping good company in handicaps prior to that but looks rather flattered by his rating of 80. He should prove too good for these. Talk Of Saafend has run respectably in handicap company since landing a claimer three starts back. There is very little to choose between Talk Of Saafend and Hilbre Court on their running at Salisbury in July. Smokey Rye has been disappointing of late but has shown signs of temperament in the past. This is only her second attempt at a mile. Desert Clover and The Hoofer are others that would have each-way claims but Hilbre Court is the pick.
Hilbre Court (USA) 4-9fav (9-7) Held up in rear, headway and hung right from 2f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Great Leighs 1m 3yo clm (6) pol in Aug beating Hasty Lady (8-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Desert Clover (USA) 9-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 25l behind Shamrock Lady (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Talk of Saafend (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders 2f out, no headway over 1f out, lost 3rd final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Montrachet (9-8) at Windsor 1m fll hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Smokey Rye 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden along over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Minus Fifteen (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Quinzey's Best (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Took keen hold behind, effort on outside over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened from 2f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Snowdrop Princess (9-8) at Sandown 1m 1f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Regal Veil 12-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Hurricane Harriet (8-11) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Aug.
Lady Amberlini 7-1 (9-5) Always behind, never near leaders, 9th of 14, 6l behind Convallaria (9-3) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Mouse White 16-1 (8-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 9l behind La Columbina (7-9) at Newbury 1m 2f clm (4) gs in Aug.
The Hoofer (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Clear with leader until led 6f out, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 11l behind Hilbre Court (9-7) at Great Leighs 1m 3yo clm (6) pol in Aug.
Starfinch 66-1 (8-2) Always in rear, struggling 5f out, tailed off, 14th of 15, well behind Hamsat Elqamar (9-4) at Goodwood 2m 3yo mdn hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Too Grand 20-1 (8-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, staying on when switched right inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 10, 8l behind Kinnego Bay (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Aug.