All seven runners declared for this handicap have either scored over course, distance or both and out of the septuplet FIGARO FLYER looks just the best ahead of Xpres Maite and Luscivious. The hope is that the selection can make bottom weight count here and return him to his best form. Both of his wins at this course have come over this trip and racing on his preferred surface off a mark just a pound above his last winning rating he should run a big race. Xpres Maite is yet to win over the minimum trip but really loves it here. He is weighted to really mount a challenge but the fear remains he lacks the pace to win over this distance. Luscivious has been on reasonable form of late and should be seen in a better light now back on the fibresand however his burden is still looking a little restrictive. Tartatartufata has also had plenty success over course and distance but his in and out form is a little off putting and a much safer option appears to be Figaro Flyer.
Xpres Maite 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 9l behind Big Boom (8-8) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Pawan (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Raced stands' side, held up in mid-division, bumped along over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 13th of 22, 8l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Luscivious 25-1 (8-6) Dwelt, raced stands side, soon close up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final 1f, 8th of 23, 3 1/2l behind Blue Jack (9-6) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
The Magic of Rio 25-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 8l behind Blown It (8-7) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Stoneacre Lad (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Raced far side, raced keenly in touch, lost place 2f out, 14th of 16, 6l behind Pavershooz (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Tartatartufata 9-1 (9-5) Raced towards centre, chased leader until halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 11l behind Jilly Why (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Jul.
Figaro Flyer (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Always behind, 10th of 12, 12l behind Sister Clement (8-10) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.