Howard Johnson's Maison Brillet has been given a chance by the handicapper and is now 1lb lower than when successful at Thirsk in May but he is hard to back on the evidence of recent form even in this claimer and a safer option looks to be MIAMI GATOR, who has been performing really well in claimers in recent starts and can confirm recent course and distance form with Jupiter Fidius. Alan Swinbank's three-year-old Chardonnay is less exposed than most of her rivals after just four career starts but she has been well held in two previous runs this term and looks best left out of calculations with a bigger threat likely to come from Cono Zur. Ruth Carr's colt has done little wrong in recent outings is sellers and claimers but seems a shade high in the handicap at present, although he has every chance in a claimer again today.
Miami Gator (IRE) 7-4 (8-13) With leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Rising Kheleyf (8-13) at Redcar 1m clm stks (6) gf.
Dazeen 9-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders when edged left inside final 2f, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to go 3rd near finish, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 17, 8l behind Up At Last (8-6) at Chepstow 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Maison Brillet (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, last of 8, 14l behind Rasselas (8-12) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Jupiter Fidius 7-2 (8-9) Chased leading pair, ridden and effort on outside 2f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd near finish, no chance wih winner, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Miami Gator (8-11) at Carlisle 1m 3yo clm (6) gf.
Chardonnay 25-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, well behind Victory Ide Say (9-7) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Cono Zur (FR) 6-5fav (8-11) Mid-division, headway to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Rising Kheleyf (8-13) at Redcar 1m clm stks (6) gf.
Kirkby's Gem 50-1 (7-9) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon beaten, last of 5, 19l behind Gifted Apakay (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Psychopathicsandra (IRE) 100-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, always in rear, never a factor, 11th of 14, 33l behind Hot Rod Mamma (8-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.