Arbeel has a chance at his best but a somewhat mixed form profile makes him hard to assess whereas JONTLEMAN is a real improver of late since landing a modest seller at this venue in mid-June. A close second in a competitive little Class 4 heat on Monday evening at Windsor, he should be bang in contention here. Bright Glow has twice failed off higher marks since scoring at Kempton off a mark of 64 but didn't run at all badly off a mark of 70 last time and the Lanigan team do exceptionally well with 3-y-o handicappers. North Pole, yet to fulfil expectations for the Prescott team, is not badly treated and the underrated Rosie Jessop claims an additional 5lb.
Arbeel 5-4 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 4th of 7, 18l behind Ghasabah (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Jontleman (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up, switched left, pushed along and closed from over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Nenge Mboko (9-2) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Bright Glow 5-2fav (9-2) Towards rear, never nearer, 7th of 9, 3l behind Miss Avonbridge (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo flls hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
North Pole 7-2fav (9-5) Slowly away in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 6l behind Snap Music (9-0) at Catterick 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf.
Multitask 16-1 (8-8) Pulled hard in touch, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 9l behind Dorback (10-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.