DUNASKIN is our answer to this conundrum with Maslak and Galilean Moon high on many people's shortlists. Brian Ellison's team seem in good nick at present and having once campaigned in listed company, the nine-year-old could be attractively handicapped off a mark of 77 at present. He confirmed his own wellbeing with a recent success in a maiden hurdle at Cartmel. Maslak is built to carry big weights and he is undoubtedly well treated. His summer campaign has been a busy one and there will be others with fewer miles on the clock this term. Galilean Moon gets a fair bit of weight for age though does need to bounce back from a below par run at Salisbury on handicap debut. Trip The Light won off a mark of 75 at Haydock and is now just 2lb higher this evening. Front-running Jadalee has the services of Kieren Fallon so expect to see plenty of market interest as a consequence. Pelham Crescent and Chookie Hamilton were in rude form earlier in this season although both have ultimately found it an unequal struggle against the handicapper of late. Dunaskin holds few secrets from the assessor but his mark is attractive enough to believe that he has a sporting chance.
Maslak (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden to chase leading pair 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Brief Look (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Trip The Light 8-1 (8-8) In touch, hanging left inside final 2f, not clear run over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Merchant Of Dubai (9-11) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Dunaskin (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven along before halfway, soon lost place, stayed on past weakening rivals final furlong, 6th of 10, 16l behind Distinctive Image (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) fbs in Aug.
Pelham Crescent (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Liberally (9-11) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Chookie Hamilton 20-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened 1f out, 11th of 14, 16l behind Hollow Green (8-11) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
City Well 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, weakened 3f out, soon eased, last of 9, well behind Daylami Dreams (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp (4) gf in Jul '08.
Salute (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leader to over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Isabelonabicycle (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Jadalee (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Led, ridden clear 3f out, caught final strides, 2nd of 11, nk behind Gandalf (9-2) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Murcar 9-2 (10-0) Pulled hard tracking leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Saborido (8-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Galilean Moon 5-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, led over 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 10l behind Doggerbank (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.