Layline continues to win in his turn and is the one to beat at his best but does have to put a strangely below-par run last time to one side. Honourable Knight did really well to outpoint the in-form Glennten at Lingfield on the Polytrack and continues to suggest that he's that bit more effective on an artificial surface whilst On Stage is still a maiden despite running with some credit and Jenny Powell is an increasingly useful 7lb claimer. The choice is FERRYVIEW PLACE, putting in some useful efforts in this sort of company since having his attentions turned to Turf, and likely to handle this step-up in trip on the evidence of latest performances. He receives plenty of weight from those towards the head of the handicap and rates a solid option.
Layline (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Dwelt headway to track leader after 2f until ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 5, 34l behind The Ducking Stool (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, led after 2f, ridden over 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Glennten (9-10) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Carrowbeg (IRE) 66-1 (9-4) Set steady pace and led for 2f, chased leader until over 5f out, chased leaders, pushed along well over 3f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Anaconda (10-0) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
On Stage 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Crouching Harry (8-11) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ferryview Place 6-4fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair final furlong, never on terms, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Edgware Road (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Led 2f, tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 13l behind Aiyana (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Rajeh (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 9l behind Lochiel (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.