AVON RIVER's Folkestone win came against weaker opposition but he's a reliable sort in claimers and will be at home on the good to soft ground. Richard Hannon's gelding can score again as Signor Verdi has been well below his best this year. Rock The Stars is a danger, however, as he takes a steep drop in class and has already won twice on easy ground at Sandown this year. Kingarrick and Rosairlie looks the pick of the three-year-olds with the latter getting plenty of weight and open to improvement in a first-time visor.
Signor Verdi 9-1 (9-9) Raced wide, in touch, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Sonoran Sands (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Rock The Stars (IRE) 25-1 (7-12) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Fallen Idol (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Avon River 11-4 (9-6) Led, set steady pace, quickened inside final 3f, narrowly headed soon after, led again approaching final furlong, in command when eased closing stages, won at Folkestone 1m 2f clm stks (6) gs beating Royal Opera (8-11) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Kingarrick 16-1 (8-11) Close up, switched left and bumped over 2f out, pushed right again inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 10l behind Icebuster (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Persian Herald 20-1 (8-6) Slowly away in rear, ridden 3f out, not troubled leaders, 7th of 9, 14l behind Ramona Chase (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Orange Ace 16-1 (8-10) Behind, reminders over 3f out, headway under strong pressure over 1f out, strong run to 2nd final 100 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Whispered Times (9-0) at Redcar 1m sell stks (5) gf.
Lord Of The Storm 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 4f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Harry Lime (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd.
Rosairlie (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leader until 4f out, hung left and weakened from over 2f out, last of 5, 23l behind Durante Alighieri (9-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.