Timeform offer a runner-by-runner guide to a competitive class 4 handicap at Salisbury...
Kiwayu remains open to plenty of improvement over middle distances and can overcome his chunky hike in the weights...
Rocktherunway took advantage of a simple task when finally getting off the mark in Newcastle maiden in May but followed that up by landing competitive 1½m Musselburgh handicap. Good second at Haydock last time and couldn't discount.
Kiwayu left his 2-y-o form behind upped in trip, tongue tied and switched to handicaps when routing rivals at Lingfield last month. That form has worked out and he can defy 12 lb rise.
Trend Is My Friend is another who improved for switch to handicaps when outstaying rivals at Sandown (1¼m) in July. Well held upped to this trip at Goodwood last time though and others make more appeal.
Little Dutch Girl landed a gamble on debut at Chepstow (1m, soft) last August and gained first success this year when scoring at Ffos Las last time (hung and hampered placed horses). More needed off new mark
Cape Savannah opened his account at Wolverhampton in February. Resumed progress when runner-up over 1¾m at that venue recently, but below par sole try on turf at Newmarket in June
Scarlet Whispers improved to win twice in midsummer but was seen to best effect. Found out off this mark at Ripon last time and fitting of cheekpieces needs to bring about some improvement.
Varnish is steadily progressive, winning 1¼m maiden here on return before twice runner-up at Newbury in June/July. Ran lacklustre race at Brighton last time but better than that.
Emerald Invader is a half-brother to the useful Ouster, and much better for debut when beating Headline News by nose in 11f maiden at Kempton 3 months later. Needs to improve again but expected to do so.
Mizbah won a 7f Folkestone maiden at 2 yrs and back to best when placed in 1½m handicaps on last 3 starts. Hasn't looked entirely straightforward, however, and may have to make do with another minor placing.
Marmas Was green both starts in 1¼m maidens at Lingfield in February. Unsuited by the drop to 1m the following month and this should prove more to his liking back from a 6-month break.
Timeform View: Kiwayu remains open to plenty of improvement over middle distances and can overcome his chunky hike in the weights. Rocktherunway and Mizbah may prove best of the rest.