A very competitive handicap to solve here and BENTLEY is selected to land it. A whole host of dangers can be listed among them among them Tubby Isaacs and Linda Green. All of Bentley's successes have been achieved over seven furlongs on the all-weather and while he is plenty high enough in the handicap, he remains competitive on his current mark and should be thereabouts. Tubby Isaacs is lightly raced and 5lb higher for his last victory. He could still be improving and is a big danger while Linda Green is well handicapped on the best of her form although is best suited by an ease in the ground which would bring about concerns. Sheriff's Silk and Rhapsilian are others that have place claims but Bentley is given the vote.
Muktasb (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Reared start, lost 5 lengths, always behind, last of 10, 19l behind Diriculous (9-7) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jul.
Tubby Isaacs 2-1fav (9-8) Took keen hold, held up, good headway approaching 1f out, led well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug beating Our Fugitive (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Linda Green 12-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on to chase winner final furlong, always held, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Kyllachy Storm (8-3) at Goodwood 6f app hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Sheriff's Silk 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out on outside, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Cool Sands (8-12) at Southwell 6f hcap (5) fbs in Jul.
Bentley 7-2 (9-2) Broke well, soon held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Romany Nights (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f app hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Forced Upon Us 16-1 (8-6) Keen, mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Oh So Saucy (9-9) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Diminuto 16-1 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden and challenged over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Night Rocket (9-11) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Guildenstern (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 7l behind Fiefdom (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Gambling Jack 6-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 5l behind Myanmar (9-3) at Newbury 6f 3yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Rhapsilian 14-1 (8-12) Prominent until hampered and lost place halfway, rallied approaching final furlong, kept on, 4th of 14, 3l behind Patavium Prince (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Musical Script (USA) 11-1 (9-1) Behind, ridden 2f out, no impression on leaders when hung left over 1f out, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Drumming Party (9-9) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Arfinnit (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 8l behind Drumming Party (9-4) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.