A low grade event where ESPY is only the most tentative of recommendations against Grand Palace and Weet A Surprise. Sylvester Kirk's charge has struggled to get his head in front for some time but if he takes to racing at Wolverhampton he represents a fairly well drawn sort who is likely to be available at decent odds. Grand Palace needs no introduction to regulars at Dunstall Park. The six-year-old was disappointing on his last visit but is a course-and-distance winner. Weet A Surprise has a car park draw to overcome. He put up a good time figure in victory last time out but he will need everything to fall right tonight. Lucky Dan was well fancied prior to his most recent assignment at Thirsk but he will need a career best on a surface when he is 0 from 5. Don Pele has been in the wilderness for some time though he is creeping closer towards an elusive success. Double Carpet is not short of early pace though has a moderate draw. Miss Daawe has become ultra disappointing over five furlongs and the step up in trip has been no surprise to us. Dream Express is a seven-furlong specialist so connections will be hoping that they blast off upfront at a generous tempo. Espy is the pick in a race where it is impossible to be confident about anything.
Weet A Surprise 6-1 (8-13) Led early, soon held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Tri Chara (8-9) by 4l, 11 ran.
Dream Express (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Behind, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 3l behind Bertie Southstreet (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Grand Palace (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Super Frank (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Espy 4-1fav (9-8) Held up towards rear, not much room 2f out, never dangerous after, 11th of 16, 6l behind Cape Royal (9-8) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 4-1fav (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Ishe Mac (9-3) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Billy Red 16-1 (9-6) Stumbled start, soon chased leader, ridden, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Guto (9-1) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.
Don Pele (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Cativo Cavallino (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Fyelehk (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 6l behind Triple Dream (8-13) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Green Onions 33-1 (8-11) Prominent, weakened halfway, 11th of 12, 25l behind Elusive Hawk (9-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Jul.
Miss Daawe 11-10fav (9-2) Reared leaving stalls, soon chasing leaders, driven 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Princess Charlmane (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Wotatomboy 18-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Mister Tinktastic (9-4) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Double Carpet (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 19, 23l behind Capone (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.
Charles Darwin (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 14l behind Gwilym (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.