BROWN PETE was a losing favourite in an amateur race last week but with an apprentice's claim taken into account, he can race off a lower mark here than when scoring at Yarmouth last month. He gets the vote as Calypso Magic has been below par since finishing third at Windsor in July and this is tougher than the amateurs race at Beverley won by Meglio Ancora earlier this month. Opus Maximus has tumbled down the weights and Baby Driver has claims back on the Polytrack.
Calypso Magic (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, soon hampered and weakened, 9th of 10, 13l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Brown Pete (IRE) 5-2fav (11-7) Held up in 5th, not much room on inside rail over 4f out or over 3f out, switched left and bumped into rival over 2f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Catchanova (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) Always behind, 9th of 12, 11l behind Ostentation (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Disco Dave (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Waited with, some headway approaching straight, soon no impression under pressure, 9th of 11, 35l behind All About Alfie (8-11) at Cork 1m 4f hcp 47-65.
Meglio Ancora 16-1 (10-1) Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, won at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Special Mix (11-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Perfect Outlook 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt keen held up, hampered and dropped to rear over 6f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Climaxfortackle (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Baby Driver 13-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, weakened rapidly over 1f out, last of 12, 22l behind Community (8-11) at Brighton 7f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
American Lover (FR) 14-1 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 10th of 15, 8l behind Mahadee (10-0) at Thirsk 1m sell hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Spanish Trail 200-1 (8-5) Keen led early, in touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 11, 12l behind Intent (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Princess Gail 11-2 (8-13) Awkward start, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 10, 5l behind Avon Supreme (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Imperial Wave (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Soon pushed along to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind My Mate Jake (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mighty Motive 5-1 (8-2) Towards rear, some headway on inside over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 11, 25l behind Bondi Mist (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Smart Affair 6-1 (8-4) Started slowly and reluctant to race early until rapid headway to lead after 2f, ridden 2f out, hung right under pressure and headed over 1f out, hung left and lost 2nd inside final furlong, soon beaten, 4th of 8, 4l behind Authora (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.