NORMAL EQUILIBRIUM concedes weight all round but he's a speedy operator who sets a decent standard. Far from disgraced in Listed grade behind Morawij at Sandown on his penultimate outing, he then failed to obtain a clear passage when still posting a respectable fourth place behind Dutch Masterpiece in a competitive Newmarket sprint handicap. He may have too much class for these rivals, of which possible improver Algar Lad rates the danger. The bottom weight, with just the three starts to date, looks well treated off a mark of 72 especially with Shirley Teasdale taking off a further 5lb. Storm Moon looks on a high enough mark but Shrimper Roo, a comfortable Doncaster scorer latest, could be a contender if handling the move down to the minimum trip.
Normal Equilibrium 6-1 (9-0) Raced centre towards rear, headway when not clear run over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-5) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Storm Moon (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway until 2f out, chased leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Rusty Rocket (9-4) at Chester 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun.
Shrimper Roo 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Time And Place (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Angus Og 11-4 (9-1) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon hung left and weakened, 8th of 9, 9l behind Tumblewind (8-12) at Redcar 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Algar Lad 9-2 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Sand Boy (9-1) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.