This is a really tough handicap and from a shortlist of TRIPLE DREAM, Capriosa and Bedloe's Island we will side with Triple Dream. Milton Bradley's 4-year-old arrives here in cracking form having won two of his last three races. He looks to be on an upward curve and he seemed to win with a bit in hand at Salisbury earlier in the month when he beat Brandywell Boy. La Capriosa is interesting as she was only narrowly beaten last time at Beverley when her jockey weighed in 2lbs heavy. She might have otherwise won so she has an obvious chance of getting competitive off her current mark. Bedloe's Island is a course and distance winner and he was only narrowly beaten back in third behind Captain Scooby at Carlisle last month. He has since gone up for that narrow defeat so he could be vulnerable today, especially given his unfavourable draw. Darcy's Pride was a little disappointing here last time but the drop back to the minimum trip should see her more competitive today. Kyzer Chief is well drawn and is another with each-way prospects. However, we will stick with Triple Dream to land the prize.
Triple Dream 9-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders, led inside final furlong, edged right and stayed on towards finish, won at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Brandywell Boy (8-10) by 1l, 8 ran.
Under Review (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, came towards stands side 3f, rider and effort 2f out, stayed n same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Mythical Blue (9-1) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Kyle (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, no real impression inside final 1f, 7th of 11, 4l behind Total Impact (8-13) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
La Capriosa 9-2fav (8-9) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed post, 3rd of 16, hd behind King Of Swords (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bedloe's Island (IRE) 11-4fav (8-6) Chased leaders on stand rail, ridden to lead narrowly, and hung right from over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, and lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Captain Scooby (8-6) at Carlisle 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Kyzer Chief 25-1 (8-4) Pressed leader, driven over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, nk behind King Of Swords (8-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Kheylide (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Milton Of Campsie (9-4) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Toy Top (USA) 9-2fav (9-2) Raced alone stands side, never on terms, 11th of 13, 8l behind Nomoreblondes (9-2) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Darcy's Pride (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, never nearer, 9th of 14, 6l behind Yorkshire Blue (8-7) at Redcar 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rio Sands 6-1 (9-7) Raced stands side, slowly into stride, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on well, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Darcey (9-4) at Ripon 6f app sell stks (6) gf in Aug.
Molly Two 18-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 21l behind Spirit of Coniston (8-10) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Thunder Bay 20-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Yorkshire Blue (8-7) at Redcar 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Strathmore (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Raced far side, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 10th of 15, 10l behind Mayoman (9-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Town House 16-1 (8-0) Prominent, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Lithaam (8-12) at Chepstow 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Green Poppy 15-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Orangeleg (8-2) at Brighton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Francis Albert 18-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Gee Gina (8-4) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug.