WEETLES (best price 6/1)
scored in the style of a progressive filly at Windsor last time out and with the likelihood of more to come, she could turn out to be well treated off a mark of 79 on her handicap bow. The further she went the better she looked at the Berkshire venue and with a pedigree suggesting she will come into her own over middle-distances, the daughter of High Chaparral should appreciate the step up in trip.
Weetles - 0.5pt e/w @ 6/1Placed 0.25pt
There was plenty to like about the way KAPSTADT (best price 7/2)
picked up from off the pace to run down the in-form Lilac Tree at Newton Abbot last time and he can continue his excellent run of form despite a further hike in the weights. Up a whopping 26lb since scoring at the same venue back in March, Ian William’s charge has continued from strength-to-strength and with his speed figures pointing out that he’s getting quicker with each run, there’s no telling when the progression will end.
Kapstadt - 1pt @ 7/2Lost -1pt
MOBSTA (best price 9/4)
has strongly hinted that he may require a drop back to six furlongs on the evidence of his last two starts and he gets the chance to put that theory to the test in this tricky-to-solve conditions event. Mick Channon’s charge has travelled like the best horse in each of those races at Salisbury and Doncaster and with his best speed figure coming when he landed a strongly-run maiden towards the backend of last season, hopes are high he can duplicate that success back under his optimum conditions.
Mobsta - 1pt @ 9/4Won 2.25pt
Alan King enjoyed a rare big-race flat winner over this course when Grumetti struck gold at a big price in the Cesarewitch earlier this month and in the shape of PADDYS RUNNER (best price 8/1)
, the Barbury Castle handler has a decent chance of repeating the dose with this in-form three-year-old. Although yet to win a race on the level, his second to subsequent listed winner Mill Springs (rated 96) at Chepstow back in June reads well in the context of this race and given his recent exploits over hurdles, the son of Sir Percy should turn out to be more than a dangerous floater with the excellent Tom Marquand booked.
Paddys Runner - 0.5pt e/w @ 8/1Lost 1pt
EXIT EUROPE (best price 4/1)
clocked a fair time for the grade when breaking his maiden tag in a competitive handicap over the course last time and with the promise of further improvement, Andrew Reid’s inmate has very persuasive-looking claims. Not only has Mallymkum advertised the form of that hot contest from two weeks ago, his previous effort when chasing home Champagne Bob looks all the better for Richard Price’s grey bolting up by five lengths at Leicester earlier this week. Although tonight’s contest is over a furlong further, the son of Bahamian Bounty wasn’t stopping at the finish and that offers plenty of hope that he will stay the extra distance.
Exit Europe - 0.5pt e/w @ 4/1Placed -0.2pt