TIRADITO is the call with Licence To Till and Hot Spark worthy of note. Marco Botti's horses have been well punted over the last few weeks and this could be no exception. Placed on the artifical surfaces with regularity over the earlier months in the year, the trainer has held him in some regard for some time. Licence To Till looked useful when landing a maiden at Lingfield; there was clearly something amiss next time around. Hot Spark seemed to appreciate the application of a tongue strap at Doncaster and that remains in place here. Tres Amigos ran too badly to be true on his latest outing while Howard Johnson's team have gone close with their flat runners of late and Paul Hanagan seems a good booking aboard the bottom-weight, Maison Brillet. A tightly framed handicap that can go to Tiradito.
Ongoodform (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 9l behind Jack My Boy (8-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Licence To Till (USA) 10-11fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden to lead entering final 2f, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Wellmarked (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Tiradito (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, outpaced by winner, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Hot Spark 10-1 (8-7) Went left start, chased leader, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Unshakable Will (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
The Hermitage (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 11l behind Magical Macey (9-4) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Apr.
Tres Amigos 8-1 (9-7) Led until halfway soon weakened, last of 12, 28l behind Ginger Ted (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 10-1 (7-11) Behind, ridden well over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 11, 5l behind My One Weakness (7-13) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.