An inherently moderate handicap that can go to MAKE AMENDS though Western Roots and Wotasparkler have chances on the book. Ron Hodges appears to have his string in decent nick and while his filly is perhaps a little better over further, there is a strong likelihood of a fast pace and she may be able to pick up the front runners close home. Western Roots is one of the plausible front runners. That said, when he couldn't lead last time, the metaphorical dummy was spat out. Wotasparkler has a smart jockey booking with leading point to point jockey, Gina Andrews aboard. The market is noted accordingly. Rock Anthem had dropped significantly in the weights before landing a Lingfield event. The handicapper has had plenty of chance to assess him previously. Cape Cobra returns belatedly after a sizeable time off the track. Solent Ridge has been out of form though has shown his better efforts when tried in cheekpieces in the past. Artreju is arguably best of the rest. Not a race to go overboard about and Make Amends appears the most likely winner.
Solent Ridge (IRE) 12-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon faded, 6th of 11, 10l behind Theocritus (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f (5) fm.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, switched left, ran on to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Whotsit (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 16 ran.
Make Amends (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, driven and one pace 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 6l behind Ailsa Craig (9-0) at Bath 1m fll hcp (5) gd.
Cape Cobra 7-1 (9-0) Held up behind leaders far side, ridden over 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Gee Ceffyl Bach (8-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) gs in Jun '08.
Western Roots 16-1 (9-13) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 17l behind Theocritus (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f (5) fm.
Artreju (GER) 14-1 (9-4) Pulled hard towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 11, 6l behind Theocritus (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f (5) fm.
Wotasparkler 9-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3f out, soon one pace, 7th of 10, 4l behind Lucy Brown (9-9) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Never Sold Out (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, came stand's side over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 14l behind Lady Florence (8-13) at Brighton 1m 3yo & 4yo sll (6) fm in Jun.
Magic Warrior 40-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, stayed on from over 1f out, not reached leaders, 5th of 14, 6l behind Addwaitya (11-3) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Jun.
Play Up Pompey 9-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 7l behind Denton (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol.
Day In Dubai 16-1 (8-5) Led, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 7l behind Lucy Brown (9-9) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf.