Three-year-olds have won three of the last four and are quite strongly represented at the bottom of the handicap. TETE ORANGE has suddenly found her form and followed an improved second place at Yarmouth with a spectacular victory there a week later. She's been hit with an astonishing 15lb rise in the weights and this is much tougher but has to be the selection. Storm Rider looked very promising when making a successful handicap debut on good going at Lingfield and started favourite for a 1m4f event at Newbury but he was soon struggling and found the trip much too far. Chapter And Verse has won three times on Polytrack and the same number on Turf yet is rated 16lb lower on Turf despite winning at Leicester last time. He has to be considered but Charlie Wells gained his only victory over a mile on fast going.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, made rest, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Silver Dixie (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Robin Hood (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Set strong pace, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased, last of 5, 28l behind Alex Vino (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Bosstime (IRE) 6-1 (9-13) Slowly into stride and in rear, ridden in moderate 9th 2f out, went 6th 1f out, no extra, 5th of 14, 5l behind Cheers Buddy (9-7) at Dundalk 1m app hcp 47-65 pol in Apr.
Mcbirney (USA) 11-2 (10-0) Slowly away, always behind, 6th of 10, 16l behind Tropical Bachelor (9-5) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Minstrel Lad 16-1 (9-8) Held up in mid-division on inside, pushed along over 3f out, steadily lost place, last and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, 7th of 8, 6l behind Ragged Robbin (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
My Guardian Angel 14-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 7l behind Specialty (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Charlie Wells (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Dwelt, ridden forward to go 2nd soon after start, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Roskilly (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Storm Rider (IRE) 2-1fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden 4f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 15, 41l behind Loving Your Work (9-3) at Newbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Tete Orange 13-8fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, bustled along from stalls and soon chasing leaders on outside, went 2nd over 2f out, led entering final 2f, ridden well clear over 1f out, very easily, won at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul beating Lynngale (9-5) by 8l, 14 ran.
L Ge R 25-1 (8-2) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 31l behind Lungarno Palace (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.