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Verdict

Preference is for the consistent 3yo MR TOP HAT, who won't mind how the ground is riding and may be able to double his career tally.

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Mr Top Hat
No.(Draw)
Runner
Best Odds
1
(2)
Mickey v
J: Paul Hanagan
T: Tom Dascombe
Very slow start likely cost him when finishing a head second over course and distance last month. Only a pound higher today and drawn much better today, so a big effort is surely on the cards.
Shade unlucky in C&D handicap last month; has a better draw this time
204202
Age: 5
Weight: 9-10
OR: 90
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Aug 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 3Hc 9-8 v 2/9 Kaeso (hd) 12/1 89 96
23 Jun 18 Redcar 7f GF 3Hc 9-6 v 13/14 Hajjam (13L) 10/1 89 63
9 Jun 18 Haydock 6f GF 3Hc 9-0 v 2/11 Summerghand (1L) 5/1 88 95
1 Jun 18 Doncaster 7f GF 3Hc 9-2 4/15 Spanish City (1½L) 16/1 89 93
11 May 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 2Hc 8-5 v 14/15 Baraweez (41L) 10/1 89 -
10 Mar 18 Wolverhampton (AW) 6f St 2Hc 8-5 p 2/9 Lancelot Du Lac (¾L) 9/4F 89 93
2
(1)
Penwortham
  • C
J: Oakley Brown 7
T: Richard Fahey
Five-year-old who was a length behind Mickey over course and distance on his latest start. That, however, like all his best form, came in a fast ground handicap. Today's softer ground isn't ideal, and a reversal with Mickey will be tough.
One place behind Mickey here last time; suited by good/faster
066193
Age: 5
Weight: 9-9
OR: 89
Days: 41
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
5 Aug 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 3Hc 9-3 3/9 Kaeso (1½L) 12/1 89 93
21 Jul 18 Newmarket (July) 1m GF 2Hc 9-4 9/9 Vintager (18L) 25/1 89 59
29 Jun 18 Chester 7f GF 4Hc 10-0 1/10 Magical Effect (1L) 9/4F 84 93
7 Jun 18 Haydock 5f GF 4Hc 9-4 6/9 Harome (6L) 9/1 86 77
26 May 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 2Hc 8-3 6/12 Baraweez (3½L) 33/1 87 87
11 May 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 2Hc 8-5 12/15 Baraweez (13½L) 10/1 89 65
3
(8)
Hayadh
J: Royston Ffrench
T: Rebecca Bastiman
More than capable on his day, but he's been far too inconsistent for comfort this year. This is easier than his latest run at Ripon, granted, but given his profile, it's very difficult to know what to expect from him.
Useful at best but he's inconsistent; not sure what to expect
208048
Age: 5
Weight: 9-8
OR: 88
Days: 19
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Aug 18 Ripon 1m GS 2Hc 9-3 8/9 Borderforce (5¼L) 11/2 90 85
18 Aug 18 Ripon 1m Gd 3Hc 9-13 4/11 Waarif (2¾L) 20/1 90 94
3 Aug 18 Goodwood 1m GF 2Hc 8-11 17/17 Seniority (11L) 50/1 93 76
23 Jun 18 Ayr 1m Gd 2Hc 9-6 8/11 First Flight (7½L) 12/1 95 85
26 May 18 York 7f Gd 2Hc 9-2 11/11 Gilgamesh (11½L) 13/2 96 72
5 May 18 Wetherby 1m GS 2Hc 9-0 2/15 Original Choice (nk) 20/1 93 100
4
(5)
Vive La Difference
  • BF
J: David Allan
T: Tim Easterby
Arrives here in good form, backing up a win at Hamilton when a fair fifth in the Carlisle Bell in June. Two pounds higher today so does need a bit more, especially now that he's upped in grade.
Beaten favourite in the Carlisle Bell when last seen; in great form otherwise this year
321215
Age: 4
Weight: 9-4
OR: 84
Days: 80
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
27 Jun 18 Carlisle 1m GF 4Hc 9-4 5/15 Waarif (3¼L) 4/1F 82 84
20 Jun 18 Hamilton 1m 0.5f Sft 4Hc 9-10 1/10 Strong Steps (4½L) 6/4F 76 89
30 May 18 Beverley 1m 0.5f GF 4Hc 9-1 2/10 El Principe (nk) 9/4F 74 81
18 May 18 Hamilton 1m 0.5f GF 5Hc 9-7 1/13 Gun Case (1L) 3/1 70 78
8 May 18 Thirsk 1m GF 5Hc 9-2 2/8 Mango Chutney (nk) 15/8F 70 76
27 Apr 18 Doncaster 7f Sft 5Hc 9-8 3/14 Presidential (3¼L) 14/1 71 74
5
(7)
Mr Top Hat
J: Harry Bentley
T: David Evans
Just the one win from thirteen starts, his sole success coming in a conditions race at Salisbury in October 2017. Arrives here on the back of two good runs at Galway and Sandown, however, and he relishes softer ground.
Consistent 3yo who should give his running once again; solid enough claims
632325
Age: 3
Weight: 9-4
OR: 89
Days: 15
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Aug 18 Sandown 1m GS 33yHc 9-2 5/9 The Emperor Within (2½L) 7/1 89 91
1 Aug 18 Galway 1m 0.5f Sft 3yHc 9-9 2/13 Espere (2½L) 12/1 88 91
27 Jun 18 Salisbury 1m GF 2Hc 8-10 3/9 Power Of Darkness (3¾L) 7/1 88 85
16 Jun 18 Sandown 7f GF 33yHc 8-10 2/7 Rum Runner (1¼L) 11/2 87 90
28 May 18 Leicester 6f GS 33yHc 9-3 3/8 Gabrial The Saint (4¼L) 8/1 88 89
10 May 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 23yHc 8-7 6/13 Another Batt (10L) 10/1 86 69
6
(12)
Dark Intention
J: Paula Muir 5
T: Lawrence Mullaney
Took advantage of a useful mark at York in June when scoring by just under a length, unable to land a blow in recent starts. This is easier than his latest run at York, granted, but he's still high enough in the weights at present.
Still looks a tad high in the weights
341479
Age: 5
Weight: 9-2
OR: 82
Days: 23
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
23 Aug 18 York 7f GF 2Hc 8-3 9/15 Crossing The Line (8½L) 14/1 83 72
4 Aug 18 Thirsk 1m GS 3Hc 9-2 7/17 Mikmak (9L) 8/1 84 76
14 Jul 18 Ascot 7f GF 4Hc 9-5 4/14 Perfect Hustler (1½L) 10/1 83 88
30 Jun 18 York 7f GF 3Hc 8-2 1/9 Castle Hill Cassie (¾L) 7/2J 78 88
16 Jun 18 York 1m 1f GF 4Hc 9-2 4/15 Give It Some Teddy (3L) 4/1F 78 81
18 May 18 York 7f GF 3Hc 8-9 3/12 Yeah Baby Yeah (1½L) 8/1 78 84
7
(11)
Pastoral Player
J: Charlie Bennett
T: Hughie Morrison
Eleven-year-old who was a winner at Brighton two starts ago, not disgraced at Epsom on his latest outing off today's mark. He does, however, need 'good' in the description to be seen to best effect, so he does need the ground to dry up.
Veteran who ideally needs the ground to dry out
347513
Age: 11
Weight: 9-1
OR: 81
Days: 18
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
28 Aug 18 Epsom 7f GS 4Hc 9-10 3/7 Corazon Espinado (2½L) 9/2 81 84
8 Aug 18 Brighton 1m GF 4Hc 9-8 1/11 Tigerwolf (½L) 16/1 77 85
12 Jul 18 Epsom 1m 0.5f GF 4Hc 9-8 5/5 Aquarium (8¼L) 9/1 80 76
27 Jun 18 Carlisle 1m GF 4Hc 9-1 7/15 Waarif (5L) 50/1 82 80
15 Jun 18 Goodwood 7f GF 4Hc 9-11 4/8 Poet's Society (6½L) 9/2 83 74
1 Jun 18 Epsom 7f Sft 2Hc 8-10 3/14 Shared Equity (2¼L) 40/1 85 88
9
(4)
Viscount Loftus
J: Franny Norton
T: Mark Johnston
Front-runner who made all at Musselburgh in comfortably fashion last week. He's now six pounds higher in a tougher race, but he's drawn well enough under Franny Norton, who rides this track extremely well.
Made all at Musselburgh last week; should make a bold bid under Franny Norton
444861
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 85
Days: 8
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
7 Sep 18 Musselburgh 7f Gd 4Hc 9-6 1/7 Jacob Black (3L) 10/1 79 88
21 Aug 18 Yarmouth 7f GF 4Hc 9-8 v 6/6 Human Nature (9¾L) 5/1 81 61
5 Aug 18 Chester 7.5f Gd 3Hc 8-9 v 8/9 Kaeso (9¼L) 10/1 83 68
28 Jul 18 Chester 7.5f GF 33yHc 9-5 v1 4/7 Dragons Tail (5½L) 13/2 84 77
16 Jul 18 Ayr 7f Gd 4Hc 9-5 4/8 Tommy G (1½L) 6/1 85 85
6 Jul 18 Beverley 7.5f GF 4Hc 9-6 4/6 Proud Archi (2L) 5/2 84 84
10
(3)
Redgrave
J: Kevin Stott
T: Joseph Tuite
Back to winning ways when getting up by a short-head at Kempton, perhaps value for more given he was denied a run at a crucial stage. Two-pound rise for that not harsh, should have a role to play.
Narrow winner at Kempton last Saturday, his third start for new yard; up just 2lb
52-661
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 80
Days: 7
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
8 Sep 18 Kempton (AW) 7f St/Slw 4Hc 9-3 1/12 King Of Nepal (shd) 7/1 78 85
22 Aug 18 Kempton (AW) 1m St/Slw 3Hc 9-0 6/14 Honey Man (3¾L) 33/1 79 81
11 May 18 Nottingham 1m 0.5f GF 4Hc 9-2 6/12 Daira Prince (4½L) 14/1 80 79
27 Oct 17 Newbury 1m Sft 43yHc 9-0 h 2/12 Colonel Frank (¾L) 8/1 78 84
19 Sep 17 Chepstow 7f GS 4Hc 9-0 h 5/8 Berkshire Boy (5½L) 4/1 80 74
6 Sep 17 Chepstow 1m GS 4Hc 9-4 h 2/6 Rigoletto (4L) 9/1 82 84
11
(10)
Misty Birnam p
J: George Downing
T: Ian Williams
Tailed off on his first three runs for this yard, including over course and distance, prior to a victory at Redcar three weeks ago. The first-time cheekpieces clearly worked the charm, no surprise were he to show up well again.
Won at Redcar in first-time cheekpieces; finished fifth here yesterday
-00015
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 77
Days: 1
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Sep 18 Chester 7f Sft 3Hc 8-9 p 5/10 Intransigent (4¼L) 6/1 77 -
25 Aug 18 Redcar 7f Gd 5Hc 9-12 p1 1/19 Hitman (¾L) 14/1 70 80
29 Jun 18 Chester 7f GF 4Hc 9-8 10/10 Penwortham (73L) 33/1 78 -
16 Jun 18 York 7f GF 2Hc 8-9 11/12 Above The Rest (18½L) 50/1 85 44
9 Jun 18 Haydock 6f GF 3Hc 9-4 11/11 Summerghand (23L) 20/1 92 28
1 Jul 17 Curragh 1m Gd L 9-9 9/9 True Valour (13L) 33/1 104 83
12
(9)
Tadaawol p
  • D
J: Tony Hamilton
T: Roger Fell
Carlisle winner in June off this mark, a no-show in recent outings, including off a pound higher. He's been very hard to win with and looks vulnerable, especially in this grade.
On a handy mark but he's proving inconsistent
016859
Age: 5
Weight: 8-11
OR: 77
Days: 15
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
31 Aug 18 Thirsk 7f Gd 4Hc 9-10 p 9/14 Start Time (7L) 12/1 78 69
11 Aug 18 Redcar 7f GF 4Hc 9-9 p 5/11 Presidential (6½L) 16/1 80 72
4 Aug 18 Thirsk 7f GS 3Hc 8-12 p 8/13 Proud Archi (4½L) 16/1 81 77
13 Jul 18 Chester 7f Gd 4Hc 9-12 p 6/11 Sans Souci Bay (3L) 13/2 81 80
27 Jun 18 Carlisle 1m GF 4Hc 9-7 p 1/8 Zoravan (1¾L) 9/1 77 85
16 Jun 18 York 1m 1f GF 4Hc 8-13 p 11/15 Give It Some Teddy (8¼L) 33/1 79 70
8
(6)
De Bruyne Horse t
T: Brendan Powell
-08067
Age: 3
Weight: 9-0
OR: 85
Days: 1
Date Course Race Type Weight Pos 1st/2nd SP OR RPR
14 Sep 18 Sandown 1m Gd 3Hc 8-10 t 7/9 Majboor (22L) 25/1 86 -
18 Aug 18 Newbury 7f Gd 3Hc 8-13 t 6/15 Squats (6½L) 50/1 87 81
20 Apr 18 Newbury 7f GS 23yHc 9-1 t 11/11 Qaysar (16½L) 40/1 90 58
1 Mar 18 Meydan 1m Gd 3yL 8-9 t 8/14 Zaman (8¼L) 80/1 93 83
8 Feb 18 Meydan 7f Gd 3y 8-9 12/16 Wasim (24L) 33/1 93 28
22 Oct 17 San Siro 7.5f Gd 2yG2 8-11 b 7/8 Royal Youmzain (10½L) 17/5 - 81
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