SANTEFISIO has proved frustrating (not to mention expensive) to follow this season having looked a shade unfortunate in defeat here and at Goodwood on all three starts. His form in defeat has been boosted so he still looks feasibly handicapped from a 3lb higher mark and he's taken to gain an overdue success. For those not keen on backing unlucky horses then Prescription may be the place to look as Sir Mark Prescott's Listed winner is tried in blinkers for her first run in handicap company this term. Iver Bridge Lad has performed with credit all year but is in the handicapper's sights and of more interest is Bullwhip who impressed on his penultimate start and can be forgiven for running below expectations at Goodwood. Suffolk Punch probably needs to find a little more but it would be no surprise to see Linnens Star have a say in the outcome.
Iver Bridge Lad 16-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on near finish, 3rd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Little Garcon (8-11) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Prescription 4-1 (9-1) Soon towards rear, niggled along from before halfway, no impression from 2f out, last of 9, 12l behind Snaefell (9-7) at Curragh 6f Grp 3 (1) in Aug.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Raced center, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 18th of 19, 15l behind St Moritz (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcap (2) gf in Jul.
Bullwhip (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 13, 4l behind Hajoum (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Medicean Man 13-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra towards finish, 10th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Irish Heartbeat (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Carnaby Street (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, switched left 3f out, not clear run 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1l behind Hajoum (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Brae Hill (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) In rear far side, switched to race stands side after 2f, soon outpaced, never dangerous, 15th of 16, 12l behind Summerinthecity (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Sep.
Below Zero (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led, hard driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Santefisio 10-3 (9-7) Held up in last pair, pushed along 3f out, headway between horses over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, soon challenging under pressure, stayed on, just failed, 2nd of 8, ns behind Zero Money (8-13) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Lowther 4-1fav (9-5) Tracked leader, keen hold, pushed along over 3f out, weakening when short of room over 1f out, 11th of 12, 12l behind My Kingdom (9-2) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Linnens Star (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 2l behind Give Your Verdict (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Pravda Street 17-2 (8-8) Mid-division, effort 3f out, soon ridden, edged left over 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 6th of 11, 5l behind Esprit De Midas (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Suffolk Punch (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 5th of 13, 5l behind Glenridding (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.