RITA’S MAN won a couple of handicaps in the spring. He makes a quick reappearance after finishing third in a much more competitive affair at Redcar on Saturday but is well clear of these on official ratings. Jet Setter won a claimer here in May but that was over 7f. He’s never raced over a trip like this before so stamina is obviously a concern. Traveltalk also steps up in distance and has shown nothing this year while the others have a mountain to climb on these terms.
Rita's Man (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Chased winner, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and closed over 1f out, switched right and stayed on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong,, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Miningrocks (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2f stks (5) gs in Oct.
Jet Setter (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8 1/2l behind Spirit Of Belle (8-10) at Leicester 7f stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Four Kingdoms (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Awkward start and slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 6 1/4l behind Bell Heather (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Hidden Stash 25-1 (8-10) Tracked winner until 4f out, remained handy, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 5 1/4l behind Estibdaad (9-4) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Traveltalk (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracking leaders when ducked sharply left over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 11, 16 1/4l behind Spirit Of Belle (8-10) at Leicester 7f stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Kingwilliamstown 9-1 (8-8) Raced wide keen tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 27l behind Esspeegee (9-1) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Latest Quest (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final 100 yards, 7th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Prince Jai (8-10) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep.