Sedenoo ran out a ready winner at Nottingham last week and Marco Botti employs a useful claimer in an effort to counter some of the penalty accrued for that success. Ishi Honest appears well handicapped these days having raced off a mark of 79 on her first foray into handicaps, but we prefer the claims of DEEPEST BLUE. Declan Carroll's gelding showed plenty of grit to get up close home at Catterick, and with Graham Lee aboard, the pair will have gleaned plenty of confidence for a debut success. Gold Beau was a winner at Redcar though he will need to bounce back from a below par display at Doncaster. Shillito made a fairly late seasonal reappearance and Tony Coyle's charge will attempt to break his duck at the tenth time of asking.
Sedenoo 2-1fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Meridius (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Shillito 14-1 (9-0) Led until halfway, chased winner, no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 9l behind Noble Deed (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gd.
Deepest Blue 7-2 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on to lead close home, won at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Perfect Words (8-3) by nk, 7 ran.
Dumbarton Rock 4-1 (9-1) Went right start held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Ovett (9-2) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Gold Beau (FR) 8-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Victoire De Lyphar (9-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Timeless 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair until 4f out, pushed along in 4th and outpaced over 3f out, dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 8, 12l behind Close At Hand (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn flls stks (5) gf in Jun.
Ishi Honest 14-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Fossa (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Unassailable 33-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 14, 2l behind Black Truffle (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.