Vipin is the most interesting runner here as he makes a handicap bow at the age of four after just three career starts. The Approve gelding has shown glimmers of ability in three mid-division finishes and Cieren Fallon is a strong booking. It will be interesting to see the level of market support that comes his way. I Think So was much better the last day, likewise Corked, and Mabo has been performing at a consistent level in similar contests. However, ENZO has returned in good heart after a short break and showed a positive attitude to score here last month. A 7lb rise seems harsh for a short head success but he still rates the one to beat.
Enzo (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Bumped start, tracked leaders, pressed leader from over 1f out, battled it out with leader until led final strides, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Aug beating Misu Pete (9-7) by shd, 13 ran.
Vipin (FR) 20-1 (9-8) Chased winner until pushed along over 2f out, chased leading pair, no chance final 2f, weakened into 4th well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8 1/2l behind Aluqair (9-2) at Salisbury 7f stks (5) gs in Aug.
Enmeshing 28-1 (9-4) Started very slowly, in rear, pulled out and pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, no chance final 2f, 9th of 13, 18 1/2l behind Ascot Day (9-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Arrowzone 16-1 (9-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 17 1/2l behind French Twist (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
I Think So (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Dwelt soon led, ridden and joined 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1l behind French Twist (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Ebbisham (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 8 1/2l behind Allux Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Mabo 14-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, hard ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 14, 1 1/4l behind Basilisk (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Pact Of Steel 22-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6 1/4l behind Imperial Act (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in May.
Longville Lilly 66-1 (8-2) Mid-division, weakened and towards rear before halfway, 12th of 13, 14 3/4l behind Betty Grable (8-12) at Carlisle 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Corked (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Luna Magic (10-11) at Beverley 1m hcp (6) gs in Aug.