CHIL CHIL (NAP) shot clear when making her handicap debut at Kempton and she should be good enough to defy a penalty if transferring that form back to Turf. Bath winner Good Answer didn’t fare as well having his first run in a handicap at Doncaster and Shake Me Handy disappointed at Bath having finished second twice on Polytrack earlier. The Groove is only a plater and Mr Buttons looks to be treading water off his current mark.
Mr Buttons (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Chased leader, effort over 2f out, kept on under pressure closing stages, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Four Wheel Drive (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Shake Me Handy 12-1 (9-6) Keen soon led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 25l behind Wind In My Sails (10-0) at Bath 1m hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Good Answer 7-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4l behind Melrose Way (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Chil Chil 3-1jfav (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon clear, ran on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug beating Lordsbridge Boy (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Porto Ferro (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up off the pace in 5th, headway on outside chasing leaders over 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 3/4l behind Rewaayat (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Caledonian Gold 28-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/4l behind Dahik (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
The Groove 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Mujassam (10-0) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (6) pol in Aug.