The four-year-old Buckland was beaten less than a length in a Lingfield handicap last week and has gone close on numerous occasions but he's still a maiden after 17 attempts, which must be a worry. FOOT TAPPER has also been a little frustrating but he wasn't beaten far over track and trip at the start of the month following a break and should strip fitter here. Chris Wall's well-bred colt can finally get his head in front though there should be more to come from Rich Again, though he hasn't been seen since finishing fourth in a Doncaster maiden in May. Newcomer Appease is by Oasis Dream and should be worth noting on the all-weather once he gains experience.
Appease Oasis Dream gelding out of Penchee.
Buckland (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on strongly, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Roxelana (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Foot Tapper 13-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 8, 4l behind Generalyse (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Hexagonal (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Soon mid-division, 8th early, closer over 2f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 9th of 14, 5l behind Maude Adams (9-5) at Dundalk 1m Apprentice Handicap (55-75) (3yo+) pol.
Ioannou 33-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 9, 13l behind Living Leader (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Rich Again (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, switched left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 4th of 20, 5l behind Sir Pedro (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
Busy Bimbo (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear and outpaced, 6th of 7, 6l behind Levi Draper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Saunta 7-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 5l behind Levi Draper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Totally Trusted 25-1 (8-12) Fly leapt start, outpaced, 11th of 12, 14l behind Dazzlin Bluebell (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.