Jo'Burg will have gleaned some confidence from his recent victory in a claimer at Doncaster but David O'Meara's likeable veteran is always vulnerable in handicaps to an improving type, and NUMBER ONE LONDON can make the trip from Brian Meehan's yard worthwhile. It's a little offputting that the colt is tried in first time blinkers after a couple of mediocre runs, although it's worth remembering that had chased home the useful Maputo on his handicap debut. On that evidence, he's clearly worth persevering with off what is essentially a 1lb lower mark. Mushaakis dotted up in a Musselburgh handicap off a mark of 70. The handicapper didn't miss him when it came to making a reassessment and he performed with plenty of credit when attempting this trip for the first time at Sandown. Arc Light won back-to-back races at Newcastle earlier in the season and Tim Easterby's five-year-old continues to be competitive off his current mark.
Jo'burg (USA) 6-4fav (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway well over 1f out, soon went 2nd, shaken up and kept on well to lead inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 1m clm stks (5) gf beating Extraterrestrial (8-10) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
San Cassiano (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3l behind Argaki (7-11) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Demolition 28-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, lost place from 2f out, 12th of 17, 26l behind Warlu Way (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Mespone (FR) 66-1 (8-10) Led 1f, tracked leaders, outpaced 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon behind, 5th of 6, 11l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Number One London (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 2f out, ridden and one pace when hung right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Circus Turn (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Arc Light (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Sennockian Star (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Mushaakis (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 10, 3l behind Code Of Honor (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Triple Eight (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Border Bandit (8-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
It's My Time 20-1 (8-13) Never better than mid-division, 7th of 9, 4l behind Argaki (7-11) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.