Astronaut won a maiden race in good style at Sandown and there should be more to come now handicapping. He’s preferred to Aloysius Lilius, who was beaten in a handicap before landing a novices race at Msuselburgh. Concierge recorded a double on fast ground in July and makes his handicap debut though Blyton ran below par last time having gone close at Chester earlier when finishing just in front of SHE CAN BOOGIE. But the latter was drawn wide on that occasion and Tom Dascombe’s filly is fancied to reverse running today given the winner of that Chester race went on to Listed success.
Concierge (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) In touch, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, last of 4, 1 1/2l behind Jack's Point (9-2) at Chelmsford City 5f stks (4) pol in Sep.
Blyton 11-4 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 8, 5 3/4l behind Madkhal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Astronaut 9-4fav (9-5) Mid-division on outside, headway chasing leaders halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Sandown 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep beating The Cruising Lord (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Izzer (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Towards rear, switched right and effort over 1f out, no progress inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5 3/4l behind Dave Dexter (8-13) at Chester 5f (3) sft in Sep.
She Can Boogie (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Dave Dexter (8-13) at Chester 5f (3) sft in Sep.
Almurr (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders stands side, driven over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 19th of 22, 12l behind The Great Heir (8-9) at Doncaster 7f stks (2) gd in Sep.
Requited (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Carried left start, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, not quicken final furlong, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Motagally (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Aloysius Lilius (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Musselburgh 5f stks (5) gd in Aug beating Dancing Rave (9-4) by 1l, 6 ran.
Akela Moon (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 19 1/4l behind Royal Intervention (9-0) at Newmarket 6f lst fll stks (1) gf in Jun.