Hesperis is up 8lb for completing a double in lower grade at Ffos Las but won with a ton in hand. DAAWY has been racing in higher class and is on a lower mark than when last successful in a Class 4 handicap and can get back to winning ways. Hooflepuff is a Wolverhampton specialist having gained all of his four victories there while Golden Dove has been beaten off lower marks recently. Golden Hind’s only victory came on Tapeta and International Lion is 5lb out of the handicap.
Daawy (IRE) 17-2 (9-5) Close up, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 5, 4 3/4l behind Roseabad (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Golden Hind 9-4fav (10-0) Midfield, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 8, 8 1/2l behind Trinity Girl (9-13) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Aug.
Golden Dove 16-5 (9-7) Held up in 4th, ridden and unable to quicken 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/4l behind Molinari (9-11) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Hesperis 8-11fav (9-10) Held up, headway from 4f out, led 3f out, clear final furlong, easily, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Aug beating Urban Forest (9-0) by 4 1/4l, 6 ran.
Hooflepuff (IRE) 11-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Villanelle (9-9) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
International Lion 66-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, detached after 2f, pushed over 3f out, headway under 2f out, not clear run briefly over 1f out, kept on until no extra closing stages, 9th of 16, 8 1/2l behind Masque Of Anarchy (9-10) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug.