OUR KES is taken to land this handicap at the main expense of Hits Only Cash and Quick Off The Mark. The selection arrives here on the back of a solid effort at Lingfield when she chased home Denton. She showed enough that day to suggest that her turn would not be far away and off her current mark she looks capable of scoring. Hits Only Cash could be the fly in the ointment as he showed a good attitude to beat Feasible by a nose at Kempton earlier in the month. But that was his first win since 2007 and given his poor strike-rate it is hard to be too confident about his chances of backing up that success. Quick Off The Mark is certainly weighted to win and he shaped with more encouragement last time when he finished third behind Lady Calido. The Grey One is a capable performer on his day and he went close over this course and distance last month, but he ran a shocker at Chepstow when last seen out and he is hard to fancy off the back of that below-par effort. Confide In Me has got some fair form on the turf but his all-weather efforts leave him with a little to find. Our Kes makes most appeal and she gets the vote.
Hits Only Cash 33-1 (8-10) Keen hold mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, progress over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led on line, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Feasible (9-6) by ns, 14 ran.
The Grey One (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 11l behind Dr Wintringham (8-13) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Johnston's Baby (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 8th of 15, 16l behind Recession Proof (10-10) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Seader (USA) 8-1 (9-10) Close up, chased leader over 6f out, soon ridden, weakened 3f out, 8th of 13, 50l behind Picot de Say (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Quick Off The Mark 15-2 (9-2) Led early, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Lady Calido (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cheers For Thea (IRE) 4-1fav (9-9) Chased leader, challenged over 2f out, every chance over 1f out until no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Golden Future (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcap (6) gd.
King of Connacht 5-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Lady Calido (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Our Kes (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Denton (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol.
Tisifone 33-1 (9-0) Led for 1f, prominent until weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 17l behind Halling Gal (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 1f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
Benitez Bond 11-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Wiseman's Diamond (9-8) at Newcastle 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Wellesley 10-3fav (9-3) Chased leaders, driven to dispute well held 2nd 2f out, soon edged right under pressure and weakened quickly over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Fire King (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Confide In Me 8-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Hits Only Cash (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Andaman Sunset 25-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up last, well in rear over 3f out, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Megalala (8-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.