A decent handicap and KNIGHTLY ESCAPADE is taken to land what would be an oh-so-welcome winner for John Dunlop who is enduring a torrid time with just three winners from 106 runners at the time of writing. The gelding has filled the minor placing on all three starts this term and now drops back to 1m4f, the trip over which he landed his only success to date at Goodwood last term. With just eight runs to date, he can improve further. In contrast, Rysbrack steps up to this trip and the son of Selkirk inhabits a good mark whilst Arizona John loves this quick ground, arrives in good form and should be competitive again off a mark of 75. Aldwick Bay would also have a chance at his best.
Stormy Weather (FR) 25-1 (9-0) Held up behind, outpaced over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 23l behind Mount Athos (10-0) at York 1m 6f listed hcp 0-110 (1) gd in Jul.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Settled in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Little Rocky (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.
No Heretic 6-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 18l behind Lifetime (7-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in May.
O Ma Lad (IRE) 5-2fav (10-5) Settled in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 8l behind Epsom Salts (10-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Knightly Escapade 11-4fav (9-9) Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in last pair, smooth headway on outside 3f out, went 2nd travelling well inside final 2f, ridden found little and lost 2nd inside final furlong, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Rosairlie (9-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Braveheart Move (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed 8f out, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 13, 16l behind Number Theory (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Four Nations (USA) 11-2 (9-1) In touch, closed over 8f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 14l behind Kangaroo Court (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Lastofthemohicans (FR) 16-1 (9-12) In mid-division when hampered on inside over 10f out, held up towards rear, ridden on outside over 1f out, never involved, 7th of 12, 16l behind Silent Moment (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Rysbrack (USA) 5-1fav (9-13) Tracked leader every chance over 2f out, soon hard ridden, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, hd behind Incendiary (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Arizona John (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair inside final furlong, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind The High Man (9-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Ela Gonda Mou 5-2 (9-10) Rider removed blind late slowly away, headway soon after to track leaders, ridden 3f out, soon switched left, kept on to go 3rd over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Eastward Ho (9-6) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Jun.