It could pay to take a chance on KIND HEART and we will nominate him over the likes of Clovis, Ballinteni and Ghufa. The selection is an unexposed filly and she won in decent style in selling grade last time out. She will need to improve to win this but she has relatively few miles on the clock and she can run a big race. Andrew Turnell's 4-year-old Clovis did get his head in front at Bath last month but that was only his second success in 30 starts and it came in a weak seller. Ballinteni would have claims on his best form but he ran too badly to be true at Wolverhampton last time and he will need to bounce back from that below-par run to make his mark today. Ghufa has got some solid form on the all-weather and he posted another decent effort last time when he beat Carmela Maria. That was in a seller which looks to be his level and we are happy to take him on today. There should be more to come from Kind Heart who gets the vote.
Ballinteni 7-1 (9-11) Towards rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 9, 29l behind The Cayterers (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Inch Lodge 10-1 (9-8) Held up, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Piper's Song (9-10) by 4l, 14 ran.
Mista Rossa 9-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden 7f out, weakened 3f out, 5th of 11, 23l behind Gandalf (9-2) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ghufa (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol beating Carmela Maria (8-13) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Guiseppe Verdi (USA) 9-4fav (9-9) Mid-division, lost place over 6f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Primo Dilettante (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Majehar 20-1 (8-3) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Balnagore (8-6) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol in Aug.
Bridge of Fermoy (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 13, 8l behind Free Tussy (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Axinit (GER) 66-1 (8-13) Chased leader to 5f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Kokkokila (9-0) at Newbury 2m hcap (5) gs in Oct.
Clovis 12-1 (9-12) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway under pressure from over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Bath 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Aug beating Abulharith (8-11) by 2l, 15 ran.
Little Sark (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Raced wide, close up, ridden and weakened 4f out, 10th of 13, well behind Picot de Say (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Aug.
Iffy 10-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, well in rear, headway on inside rail from 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 13, 6l behind Simpsons Gamble (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 1f sell stks (6) fm in Aug.
Imperial Harry 40-1 (9-10) Mainly in rear, 11th of 13, 29l behind Falcon Rock (9-13) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) in Jul.
Cayman Sky 9-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 18l behind Shesha Bear (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Kind Heart 10-11fav (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on well, won at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf beating Bold Indian (9-3) by 1l, 10 ran.