Deeper In Debt can complete a hat-trick at the expense of Willhego, Keshya and Littleton Telchar, with Kindlelight Debut worth a mention at least. This is an open-looking affair, but Deeper In Debt could not line up in better form and can get the better of his younger rivals here. The John Akehurst-trained seven-year-old visited the winner's enclosure for the first time in two years when scoring at Yarmouth in August, and then showed that to be no fluke when defying a five-pound rise at Goodwood last month. The one worry would be the ground, but if it dries up that will increase the chances of the gelding who is on a decent handicap mark at present. Willhego made the most of a good draw when successful at Warwick last time and is a threat in this sort of grade, as is Keshya who put in an eye-catching run here last time, missing the break before coming through to go down by a short-head to Gone Fishing. She can be considered a winner without a penalty and is worth considering along with Littleton Telchar who has the assistance of Frankie Dettori, and Kindlelight Debut, third in a competitive handicap at Newcastle last week. Plenty in with chances then, and we return to Deeper In Debt as the pick of the bunch.
Littleton Telchar (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Sam's Secret (8-8) at Newcastle 7f stk 0-70 (5) gf in Sept.
Parnassian 7-1 (8-7) Behind, effort on outer 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Banknote (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Glencalvie (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, keen, ridden 2f out, kept on, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Hey Presto (8-13) at Salisbury 7f hcp (5) frm in Sept.
Kindlelight Debut 11-1 (9-2) In touch stand side, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 20, 1l behind Tony Tie (9-1) at Newcastle 1m hcp 45-70 (5) gf in Sept.
Keshya 11-2 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up last, headway on inside, went left 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Gone Fishing (8-13) at Windsor 1m fll hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Willhego 4-1fav (8-8) Led, headed after 1f, settled in touch, ridden over 1f out, rallied to lead inside final furlong, won at Warwick 1m hcp (5) gd in Sept beating Night Storm (8-8) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Danielle's Lad 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 16, 21l behind Trevian (8-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Deeper In Debt 4-1fav (8-8) Prominent, chased leader halfway, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied and driven out final furlong, won at Goodwood 1m app hcp (5) gf in Sept beating Lizarazu (9-0) by a nk, 19 ran.