Catchanova profited from an enterprising ride in an amateurs' race at Goodwood last month to beat Potentiale but may struggle to confirm that form on worse terms and also has a wide draw to contend with. PERFECT MISSION made all under Daniel Muscutt to win a similar contest at Kempton last week and is better drawn. Though probably better on Polytrack, the top weight handles Turf as long as the ground isn't soft and may well be good enough to defy his penalty. Daffydowndilly didn't beat much at Brighton and is also penalised while Lovage and Netley Marsh have become disappointing. Siouxperhero has been running well lately, however, and could figure along with Newbury runner-up Edgewater.
Perfect Mission 4-1 (9-3) Led over 1f, prominent, led again just over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Aug beating Pastoral Jet (8-5) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Catchanova (IRE) 9-2 (11-5) Made all, clear over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, edged left and tired 100 yards out, always going to hold on, won at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Potentiale (11-6) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Edgewater (IRE) 18-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 16, 1 1/2l behind Mount Abora (8-9) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Daffydowndilly 4-1fav (9-12) Chased leaders, effort and good run on near side rail 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out (reduced visibility), won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug beating Rockme Cockney (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Potentiale (IRE) 10-3 (11-6) Tracked winner who went clear over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, closed inside final furlong, always being held, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Catchanova (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Emmuska 13-2 (9-1) Led, remained on stand side over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Classic Falcon (8-10) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, stayed on again from over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Charitable Act (9-7) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Oratorian (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Towrads rear, ridden and hung left over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 5l behind Clear Spring (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Lovage 9-2 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 13, 4l behind Stellar Express (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.
Grand Piano (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up, took keen hold, ridden and well beaten final 2f, last of 10, 21l behind King Vahe (9-6) at Salisbury 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Alshazah 16-1 (9-6) Held up, headway to track leaders 8f out, led 2f out, headed and bumped over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Oetzi (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Cha Ching (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Steadied strart, held up well in rear, some headway and ridden towards far side 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Daffydowndilly (9-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Netley Marsh 7-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden 4f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Navajo Charm (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo sll (4) gs in Aug.
Poetry Writer 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind Silver Lace (9-1) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.