Gerard Butler's QUARANTE DEUX lacks any experience of the Fibresand but being by Fusaichi Pegasus he should improve for racing on the surface and the lightly raced gelding looks the clear form pick judged by previous form in handicaps and he gets the confident vote ahead of Calculating and Simonside. Brain Ellison's gelding has been running well on turf of late and the seven-year-old could be of interest on his belated debut on the Fibresand over a trip that suits. Mark Johnston's Act Of Kalanisi has been given a chance by the handicapper having been dropped another 3lbs since his most recent start but he is hard to back with confidence on recent evidence, while Michael Bell's Highland Legacy looks too high in the weights following recent efforts. Calculating has gone well here before and could be of interest off a fair mark but it is hard to get away from Quarante Deux, who looks the clear form pick and he can make a winning Fibresand debut.
Highland Legacy 6-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Cotillion (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Quarante Deux (USA) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders early, mid-division, ridden over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Film Festival (8-11) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Led, headed briefly 6f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Bergonzi (9-11) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Bivouac (UAE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, headway 6f out, soon challenging, every chance over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Reality Show (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Calculating (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, well behind Miss Keck (9-2) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Simonside 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, led 12f out, ridden over 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 7, hd behind Theola (10-0) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Heathyards Junior 11-1 (8-13) Held up, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Speed Dating (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in May.
William's Way 4-1 (10-12) Steadied start, held up in last trio, headway on wide outside over 4f out, ridden to challenge 3f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, plugged on, 5th of 9, 5l behind Alternative Choice (10-5) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Kentmere (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Led, driven 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Kristallo (9-6) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Hareem (IRE) 18-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, never travelled in rear, tailed off, 10th of 13, 43l behind City Stable (9-7) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jul.