None of these can be easily dismissed but it could pay to stick with the progressive ESTEBSAAL on his handicap debut. He won his maiden at Nottingham by seven lengths and this longer trip should hold no fears for John Dunlop's colt. Handsome Ransom had an off-day at Kempton last time but had scored at the same track before that while Misdemeanour will find life easier in this lower grade handicap. Al Baidaa was beaten only a length at Wolverhampton last week while Debating Society and the less-exposed Mawhub are others to consider.
Handsome Ransom 6-4fav (9-7) Led 2f, prominent, ridden 3f out, lost place and eased from well over 1f out, last of 8, 24l behind Counsel (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Misdemeanour (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 10, 10l behind Sun Central (9-2) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Estebsaal (IRE) 3-1fav (9-3) Led early, tracked leader, led over 3f out, edged right over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Almaas (9-3) by 7l, 10 ran.
Al Baidaa 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out on outer, stayed on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Position (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Mawhub 6-4fav (9-3) Went right start towards rear, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden to join stable companion over 1f out, fought out the finish, edged right, led post, won at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Aug beating A'juba (9-3) by ns, 12 ran.
Popular 13-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 6l behind Surprise Moment (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Debating Society (IRE) 3-1fav (9-5) Prominent, smooth headway over 2f out, quickened to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Looking On (9-12) by 1l, 10 ran.
Venetian View (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Towards rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Ziefhd (8-8) at Kempton 7f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Aug.