The three-year-old COMADOIR showed improved form in a course and distance handicap last month when making all from a high draw, winning comfortably and that is a success that Jo Cowley's colt is taken to supplement with success here in a race where the main dangers are rated as Onceaponatime and Whiskey Junction. Mick Quinn's gelding has won his last two starts, latterly in a claimer at Kempton, and he may struggle back in a handicap off a mark 3lbs higher than when scoring at Bath previously. Walter Swinburn's Tagula Night is less exposed than most of these after just four career starts and can race off just a 4lb higher mark than when making a winning return on his handicap debut at Windsor earlier this month. He rates a bigger threat than Hugh Morrison's Spring Green, who is probably better over the minimum trip. Dvinsky could probably do with some help from the handicapper and of more interest may be Onceaponatime, who has been running consistently well of late and he has to be respected. Comadoir has an obvious chance following his impressive win here last time and he can follow up that success.
Dvinsky (USA) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Indian Skipper (9-10) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, no impression final furlong, 8th of 14, 8l behind Luscivious (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jul.
Whiskey Junction 6-4 (9-9) Led 1f, tracked leader, led again 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well comfortably, won at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol beating Monte Mayor Eagle (8-2) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Comadoir (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Soon got over from wide draw to lead, made rest, drew lear entering straight, pushed out, unchallenged, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul beating Temperence Hall (8-2) by 4 1/2l, 11 ran.
Spring Green 5-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 10, 6l behind Shangani (9-2) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Tagula Night (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Chased leader, challenged from 2f out, led over 1f out, clear final furlong (hand timed), won at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Patavium Prince (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 14 ran.
Onceaponatime (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left from 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Dancing Maite (9-1) at Newmarket 6f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Especially Special (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Golden Destiny (9-7) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Buxton 8-1 (9-8) Held up, in touch, effort over 1f out, soon one paced, 4th of 6, 4l behind Indian Skipper (9-10) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Muftarres (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 8l behind Silver Wind (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Defector (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, edged left 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Elusive Hawk (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jul.