Uncle Roger is dropped in class but his earlier second at Nottingham came on slow ground. There was also cut in the ground when Saint Irene won an amateurs' race at Salisbury and she's been beaten off a higher mark since while Trulee Scrumptious is also down in grade but has plenty to prove over this longer trip. A chance is taken on SILENT LAUGHTER as she showed a bit more when fifth over 7f at Yarmouth, her first start since April, when giving the impression today's distance would suit.
Uncle Roger (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Raced in 4th, in 3rd 4f out, in 5th and well held 1f out, last of 5, 7l behind Picture Dealer (9-7) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Saint Irene 5-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, staye don to 3rd final 100 yards, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Beacon Lady (8-0) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Trulee Scrumptious 28-1 (7-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Otto The Great (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Silent Laughter 12-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Indiana Guest (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Welsh Royale 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, never a factor, 12th of 14, 21l behind Refreshestheparts (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Tooley Woods (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, hampered entering final 2f, eased, not recover, 10th of 13, 16l behind Beacon Lady (8-0) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Alfie Joe 8-1 (7-12) Always behind, 9th of 12, 19l behind Menadati (9-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Silent Mistress 40-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 11, 8l behind Mount Mayday (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
True Prince (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 4f out, eased over 1f out, 8th of 10, 33l behind Chapter Nine (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Peter's Pleasure 100-1 (8-9) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, soon behind, eased inside final furlong, last of 12, 33l behind Galician (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.