A poor finale, with DARK RANGER carrying only modest support, given that none of these are in the greatest of form, with the other main protagonists expected to be Kiss A Prince and Red Suede Shoes. Tim Pitt's runners usually race in the north, and Dark Ranger's his only runner on the card. He's done well here though this year with a couple of wins, both courtesy of Dark Ranger, who is the only course and distance winner in the field. He's well in at the weights, jockey Robert Havlin's in fine form at the moment, and he ticks more boxes than most. Kiss A Prince tries this trip for the first time, having mainly raced previously over seven furlongs, a distance at which he's won here. He's suited by the surface and is likely to find plenty of backing in the ring. Red Suede Shoes' best form in his short career came here earlier in the year when tried over further. A drop in class and return to the Polytrack could pay dividends. Woolston Ferry's back racing below his last winning mark, but may still find he's got too much to carry. Chris Catlin's an eye-catching booking though for David Pinder. It's a trappy conclusion to the card, but our support goes to Dark Ranger.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, hard ridden 2f out, soon not quicken, one pace after, 6th of 12, 4l behind Arachnophobia (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Kiss A Prince 28-1 (9-0) Switched right start, held up well in rear, headway on rails over 1f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, finished well to take 3rd near finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Arachnophobia (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Red Suede Shoes 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, looking for room 2f out, nowhere to go from just over 1f out until inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 5, 1 1/2l behind The Happy Hammer (8-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Rosco Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along halfway, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7l behind Redding Colliery (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Uncle Brit 8-1 (9-0) Raced wide, mid-division, driven to take closer order over 6f out, sharp reminders from 5f out, weakened 3f out, 10th of 13, 33l behind Vita Mia (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Queen of Thebes (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Led after 1f, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Ethics Girl (9-0) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Give Us A Song (USA) 18-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 25l behind Orangeleg (8-2) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Dark Ranger 13-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Flapper (8-8) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Rockabout (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, nowhere to go when hampered over f out, no chance after, 7th of 9, 11l behind Ethics Girl (9-0) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Yaldas Girl (USA) 33-1 (8-12) Led, driven 2f out, soon headed and weakened, 7th of 10, 12l behind Exceptional Art (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug '08.
Majd Aljazeera 20-1 (8-8) Held up in last pair, ridden and struggling over 3f out, last of 8, 34l behind Parc Des Princes (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Leelu 33-1 (8-2) Led, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Queen Eleanor (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jul.