OPERATION TRACER stepped up to this trip at Brighton and very nearly lost his maiden tag but was run out of it close home by Scarlett Fever. He's been raised 4lb and this is a slightly better race but he's probably capable of further progress and gets the nod. Almuftarris hasn't recaptured his early season form where he was successful on Polytrack but he's dropped in the ratings and just gets into this handicap. Vital Calling hasn't had much experience and has looked one-paced over a mile so a step-up in trip may suit and he's one to note. Party Line has only raced on fast ground once and was well beaten. She's done better over further and though Outlaw Torn has won over a mile here he was beaten in a seller on Monday.
Almuftarris (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Steadied start keen in rear, never on terms, 5th of 8, 18l behind Bite Of The Cherry (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Vital Calling 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, effort on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Elegant Flight (8-5) at York 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Party Line 11-4 (9-1) In rear, pushed along and hampered over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Silver Tigress (9-1) at Chester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Buster Brown (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leaders until weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 13l behind Calculated Risk (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Night Flash (GER) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Clon Brulee (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Artistic Dawn (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In touch, keen hold, under pressure halfway, soon no impression, 5th of 10, 17l behind Commend (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Spirit Na Heireann (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 11l behind Quiet Appeal (8-10) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Operation Tracer 4-1fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, soon every chance, kept on and just held, 2nd of 12, ns behind Scarlett Fever (8-11) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Mahadee (10-0) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Absolute Fun (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 24l behind Annie Walker (8-11) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.