HERRING SENIOR can get the better of Aladdin's Lamp and Daily Double in this nursery handicap. The selection ran respectably enough last time but the key to his chance today is the step-up in trip as this extra furlong should play to his strengths. Paul Cole has his string in decent form and this colt should take all the beating. Aladdin's Lamp looks the obvious danger as he lost no caste in defeat at Leicester last time and if he settles better than he did that day, then he could be a leading player. Daily Double has hinted at ability, he hails from a top yard and he has a good draw so he is another to consider, especially as his latest below-par effort can be excused as he was very slowly away. Hatchet Man has a good draw and could go well at a price, but Herring Senior has plenty in his favour and he is the pick.
Hatchet Man 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 4th of 7, 5l behind Barcode (8-6) at Bath 5f 2yo clm (6) gd in Aug.
Minder 33-1 (8-6) Always behind, 15th of 16, 24l behind Swift Chap (9-0) at Sandown 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Call Me Courageous (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) With leader, ridden and hung left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 9l behind Swingfire (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Herring Senior (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden when outpaced over 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Alphabeth (8-4) at W'hampton 6f 2yo clm (5) pol in Aug.
Hip Hip Hooray 16-1 (7-12) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden 2f out, not reach leaders, 5th of 14, 3l behind Kingswinford (7-11) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Daily Double 5-2fav (9-4) Sat down as stalls opened, slowly away, pushed along halfway, always behind, 9th of 10, 6l behind Ray of Joy (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Aladdin's Lamp (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Keen, led over 5f out, ridden 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Nizhoni Dancer (9-1) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Primo Dilettante 8-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 10, 11l behind Alcalde (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn auc (5) sft.
Sienna Lake (IRE) 11-4fav (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Red Reef (8-8) at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Spring Quartet 25-1 (9-0) Never a factor, 8th of 14, 6l behind Peking Prince (8-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Aug.
Welcome Applause (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Behind, headway and effort 3f out, soon ridden and behind, 8th of 12, 18l behind Woteva (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Misty Glade 9-1 (7-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Starlarks (9-2) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) pol.
Sharav 13-2 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, challenged for places near finish, no chance with winner, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Ray of Joy (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sapphire Rose 40-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 5l behind Lady Rusty (9-0) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) sft.