Cape Of Hope returned to winning ways in a claimer at Catterick nine days ago but has picked up a penalty for his troubles. We prefer Ali Rawlinson's mount CLUBLAND, only beaten a head at Doncaster last time when Shillito was a well-beaten fourth. Hab Reeh handles faster going but his two victories this year have come on soft ground and he's never been successful off a mark this high. Lexi's Beauty has bits of form which suggest she could make the frame granted luck in-running, though she was behind Hab Reeh at Hamilton in the spring.
Cape of Hope (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gf in Jul beating Patrona Ciana (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Clubland (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led over over 2f out, pressed over 1f out, kept on and caught post, 2nd of 12, hd behind Ace Master (9-1) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Hab Reeh 9-2 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Gold Beau (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Shillito 15-2 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden and keeping on when hampered 110 yards out, soon carried left and kept on same pace after, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Choc'a'moca (9-3) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
The Strig 11-1 (9-0) Dwelt, never on terms, 8th of 12, 9l behind Logans Lad (9-0) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) gf in Jul.
Charlemagne Diva 5-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 10l behind Burren View Lady (9-12) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Tell Me When 14-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 6l behind Wimboldsley (8-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Lexi's Beauty (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Bearskin (8-11) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Rosie Hall (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Pushed along from stalls, chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, went 3rd halfway until over 2f out, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Cape of Hope (9-1) at Catterick 7f clm stks (6) gf in Jul.
Connexion Francais 200-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Galactic Heroine (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.