HEAD HUNTED may be able to claim the scalps of his opponents in a tight handicap although none of his six opponents can be dismissed. Mme De Stael may improve for a longer trip and headgear, Fairy Flight may appreciate a return to racing at this venue for a yard that does well here whilst it would be no surprise to see Gordon Flash bounce back to the form that he showed earlier in the season. Dr Finley has ability and makes his debut for a new yard whilst Saggiatore's claims are there for all to see having gone close on her last three starts. Mark Johnston cast-off Ancient Greece is very interesting on his handicap bow for a yard in scintillating form that has landed one or two gambles at this track in recent weeks but David Simcock also has his string firing on all cylinders and token preference is for Head Hunted who beat all bar a progressive Sir Mark Prescott runner at Yarmouth and may be able to go one better in a contest that fell to his yard two years ago.
Fairy Flight (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Led until pushed along and headed 3f out, edged right and weakened 2f out, tailed off, last of 8, 48l behind Motrice (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Ancient Greece 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to challenge winner from over 2f out, stayed on, all out and just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Cotswold Village (9-6) at Chepstow 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Saggiatore 11-8fav (9-0) Broke well, soon steadied to be in touch, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, soon one pace, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Calatrava Cape (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Gordon Flash 9-2 (9-2) Pressed leader, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 11l behind Boston Blue (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Dr Finley (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Sweating, took keen hold in 5th, driven along over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 10l behind Boston Blue (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Head Hunted 11-1 (8-9) In touch, progress 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon outpaced by winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Motrice (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Mme De Stael 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 11l behind Aktia (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.