An unappealing betting medium but Imperial State may be well fancied with Simon Walker booked for George Scott's gelding after showing glimmers of ability in maidens and now entering his first handicap off a workable mark. George Baker will also receive classy assistance from the saddle and has proved a good ride for amateur and apprentice pilots. BOBBY BENTON seemed to relish the return to the level after an abortive period over timber and could represent a value option if building on that promise as he posted fair form in the book on the all-weather in the early 2015. Wordismybond has contributed twice to the tally of Richard Hughes in his first full training year but was due to run at Chepstow last night while Rajadamri was better last time and the lightly-raced sort should get involved off bottom-weight.
Wordismybond 6-1 (9-7) Made all, driven well over 1f out, ran on well, won at Epsom 1m 1f hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Zaria (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
Bobby Benton (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched right to wide outside over 1f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Wind In My Sails (9-7) at Bath 1m hcp (5) fm in Jun.
George Baker (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Mid-division, chased leaders over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dunnscotia (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Imperial State 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 12 1/4l behind Wilamina (9-0) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gs in Jun.
Locommotion 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 16l behind Star Fire (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp (5) gf in Oct.
Jazri 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leading pair until 6f out, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, hung left and weakened 2f out, last of 6, 11 1/2l behind Panko (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Rajadamri 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, kept on again inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Feed The Goater (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.