ROBIN Weathers can make a splash on his handicap debut at Sandown.

William Haggas has wasted no time in switching spheres with this Elusive Quality gelding after he made a successful bow in maiden company at Salisbury last month.

Lining up in what appeared to be a decent seven-furlong event, Robin Weathers was made to work hard for the victory, eventually seeing off Killay by a nose.

The narrow margin perhaps fails to tell the whole story as Robin Weathers was a bit green that day and did not chart the best course, but his attitude was certainly very pleasing.

The handicapper has not gone too mad with an initial mark of 84 in the Watch Racing UK Anywhere Handicap and Robin Weathers can take the step up to a mile in his stride.

John Gosden appears to hold the key to both divisions of the British Stallion Studs EBF Maiden Stakes with Emaraaty and Graffiti Master.

Emaraaty lines up in the first heat and he is sure to attract plenty of support given he is a Dubawi half-brother to Group One performers Izzi Top and Jazzi Top.

He cost 2.6million guineas last autumn and connections will surely be disappointed if he is not in the shake-up.

Graffiti Master is a similarly well-bred individual in the second division, again a son of Dubawi but also a half-brother to Mount Nelson.

His presence also marks the return of the famous maroon with white star colours that are now carried by Sheikh Mohammed's daughter, Sheikha Al Jalila.

Full Intention appears to have dropped to a very attractive mark ahead of the Theakston Lightfoot Handicap at Thirsk.

Tom Dascombe's runner was successful at Wolverhampton back in March off a mark of 84, but he lines up on a perch of 81 here after subsequently failing to find that winning groove again.

Gelded in April, Full Intention ran an excellent race at Haydock the following month before slightly losing his way again in the high summer months.

He showed improved form when third at Ripon at the start of August, though, and he might just be starting to come right again now.

Fieldsman has hit the bar on his last two starts but can gain his moment in the spotlight in the Nick Quinn 50 Not Out Handicap.

Beaten a neck at Redcar on his penultimate start before going down by three-quarters of a length at Yarmouth last week, Fieldsman is clearly in good heart and the decision to turn out again quickly means he is 2lb well in on his revised rating.


BANGOR: 2.00 Ambre Des Marais, 2.35 Saint Contest, 3.10 Dr Robin, 3.45 Raleagh Mountain, 4.15 Psychedelic Rock, 4.50 Gold Class.

DOWN ROYAL: 4.35 Thomas O'Malley, 5.05 Osco Mosco, 5.40 Boytonrath, 6.10 King's War, 6.40 Rashaan, 7.10 Sir Ector, 7.40 True Self.

SANDOWN: 1.40 Zalshah, 2.10 Gnaad, 2.45 Emaraaty, 3.15 Graffiti Master, 3.45 ROBIN WEATHERS (NAP), 4.25 Here's Two, 5.00 Viking Hoard.

THIRSK: 1.50 The Knot Is Tied, 2.20 Sempre Presto, 2.55 Dapper Man, 3.30 Noble Behest, 4.05 Full Intention, 4.40 Fieldsman, 5.10 Halinka.

DOUBLE: Robin Weathers and Emaraaty.