Trainer Richard Fahey has his runners in great nick and he can claim another win here with OBE BRAVE, who is favoured at the weights and looks good enough to take it from Bazguy and Geoffdaw. The selection acts well over both this trip and 7f, and was a winner over the latter on fast ground at Brighton last time. He goes particularly well in claiming company and provided he handles the polytrack on his first try then he can make use of a good pitch to score. Bazguy has been in really good form of late, winning or finishing in the frame on all of his last five outings. Six furlongs and this surface suit, he is not badly off at the weights compared to if this were a handicap, and he should be on the premises. Geoffdaw won over this trip in 3-y-o handicaps at both Kempton and Lingfield in the late summer and was not disgraced last time. He too has the ability to go very well here. Westport also has conditions and trip to suit and cheekpieces may also help nudge him closer to the action, while Doubtful Sound is in good form without having won since May, but he is a consistent sort who would not be getting his nose in front out of turn. We'll take Obe Brave for today though.
Westport 18-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden halfway, driven and every chance approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Turn Me On (9-1) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Bertbrand 66-1 (8-5) Held up behind leaders, ridden along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 10l behind Arganil (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcap (5) sft in Sept.
Corridor Creeper (FR) 25-1 (9-1) Led 2f, soon struggling, 5th of 6, 8l behind Al Gillani (9-0) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sept.
Doubtful Sound (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Disputed lead, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Al Gillani (9-0) at Great Leighs 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sept.
Obe Brave 13-8fav (9-3) Chased leaders, led 2f out, strongly pressed throughout final furlong, always holding narrow advantage, held on gamely, won at Brighton 7f clm (6) gf in Sept beating Ten To The Dozen (8-11) by a hd, 15 ran.
Mandelieu (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 7l behind Chosen One (8-11) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp (5) sft in Sept.
Opal Noir 28-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 13, 8l behind Haajes (9-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sept.
Another Genepi (USA) 22-1 (8-12) Swerved start, well behind, no chance after, tailed off, last of 13, 19l behind Crying Aloud (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Sept.
Bazguy 9-2co-fav (9-2) Led until no extra, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Geoffdaw (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Monsieur Reynard 16-1 (8-4) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Makshoof (8-8) at Haydock 6f hcap (4) hvy in Sept.
Lake Sabina 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, no extra final furlong, 9th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Apollo Shark (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sept.
What Katie Did (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division until lost place after halfway, last of 11, 9l behind Hurricane Hen (9-0) at W'hampton 5f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) pol in Jul.
Geoffdaw 7-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Artistic License (8-12) at Great Leighs 6f hcap (4) pol in Sept.