Silly Billy won on the Fibresand back in February and Tigertoo makes more appeal after scoring at Wolverhampton three days ago. The latter should be in the mix again but the vote goes to PASTORAL JET, a runner-up in a higher grade over C&D on his penultimate start. Imperial Wave posted her best effort so far when second at Wolverhampton last month though she's been done no favours by today's draw while Lightning Spirit is back on the same mark as when scoring at Brighton in May. Having A Ball looks best of the rest back in this grade.
Having A Ball 20-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Mount Abora (8-9) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Silly Billy (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, ridden and lost place 2f out, no impression after, 9th of 10, 6l behind All About You (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb.
Lal Bhai 66-1 (9-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and well beaten over 3f out, 9th of 10, 45l behind Splendid Light (9-13) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Lightning Spirit 14-1 (9-5) Held up, never dangerous, 10th of 12, 19l behind Ostentation (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Clearing House 50-1 (8-10) Held up in rear on outside, ridden and struggling over 2f out, last of 10, 13l behind Tigertoo (7-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Pastoral Jet 7-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, headway and switched left over 2f out, driven and no impression over 1f out until ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 8l behind One Way Or Another (9-3) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Imperial Wave (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Meglio Ancora (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Exopuntia 15-2 (8-12) Raced centre tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Wordismybond (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Opus (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, not much room and switched left entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind First Glance (8-5) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Noosa Boy 66-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, hung right from over 4f out, never a factor, tailed off, 6th of 7, 24l behind Uriah Heep (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Invincible Beauty (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, headway to chase leader over 4f out, ridden when lost action 2f out, virtually pulled up soon after, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Clear Spring (9-11) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Rosy Dawn 14-1 (8-12) With leader, ridden 4f out, lost 2nd over 3f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 9, 22l behind High Five Prince (8-6) at Brighton 1m 2f Apprentice Selling Handicap (0-65) (3yo+) (6) fm.
Tigertoo (IRE) 5-2fav (7-13) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol beating Smart Affair (8-3) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Gee Major 14-1 (8-7) Keen led 2f, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final 2f, 8th of 10, 13l behind The Wonga Coup (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug.