George William found only one too good when sent off favourite over track and trip last month but Breath Of Air still looks a shade high in the weights judged on recent efforts. Graphite Storm won a lower grade contest at Newmarket last time but RIPP ORF has been competing in tougher races than this. A decent fourth in the valuable International Stakes Handicap at Ascot on his latest start, David Elsworth’s charge has won off higher marks in the past and gets the vote. Piece Of History has yet to win a handicap and looks no nearer doing so but Love Dreams is back on a winning mark if rediscovering his best.
Love Dreams (IRE) 9-1 (10-4) Chased leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final furlong, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Humble Gratitude (9-0) at Chester 1m hcp (3) gs in Aug.
George William 3-1jfav (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Makzeem (9-4) at Newbury 7f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Ripp Orf (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up in rear centre, good headway near side of group 2f out, ran on into never nearer 4th inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 23, 3 1/4l behind Raising Sand (9-7) at Ascot 7f hcp stks (2) gs in Jul.
Piece Of History (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 11, 9 3/4l behind Kaeso (9-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Graphite Storm 15-8fav (9-13) In touch in rear, switched right entering final 2f, headway entering final furlong, ridden to lead and edged left inside final furlong, driven out, won at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) gf in Jul beating That Is The Spirit (10-0) by hd, 6 ran.
Pattie 14-1 (8-13) Went left start, tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Lady Lawyer (8-9) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp fll (2) pol in Aug.
Toy Theatre 20-1 (9-7) Prominent early, soon chasing leaders, lost place well over 2f out, last of 10, 14 1/2l behind Daddies Girl (9-4) at Nottingham 1m hcp fll (3) gs in Apr.
Sanaadh 50-1 (8-13) In rear far side, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 8th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Vale Of Kent (9-4) at Newmarket 7f (2) gf in Jul.
Breath Of Air 20-1 (8-10) Held up and off the pace towards rear, closer on inside over 2f out, keeping on but held when not much room towards finish, 5th of 12, 3 1/4l behind Land Of Legends (9-3) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gf in Aug.