Dark Lane is back on a winning mark and was beaten only a head in soft ground at Ffos Las last week but multiple course and distance winner Dreams Of Glory looks high enough in the weights now. Powerful Wind beat Baby Queen over the slightly shorter trip here in June but remains 6lb higher and HOWYADOINGNOTSOBAD makes more appeal. He began this season on a 6lb higher mark and dropping down a grade for this, it could be his turn again today.
Diamondhead (IRE) 9-2 (9-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 8th of 11, 4l behind Fathsta (9-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Quickly away, raced in centre of course, led and soon well clear, reduced lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon hung left and weakened rapidly, 5th of 6, 13l behind Burning Thread (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Swendab (9-1) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Shamahan 13-2 (9-6) Keen held up in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, held when hampered inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Fantasy Gladiator (8-11) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Baby Queen (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 10th of 11, 15l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-10) at Haydock 5f fll hcp (5) gd.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Reared went right and rider unbalanced leaving stalls, always behind, 12th of 15, 16l behind Lord Of The Dance (9-13) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Elusive Hawk (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Dreams Of Glory 8-1 (9-6) Raced stand side prominent, switched to far side 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 10l behind Ladweb (8-11) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Dark Lane 3-1 (9-3) Towards rear and pushed along, chased leader center from over 2f out, ridden to lead center over 1f out, overall leader inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 6, ns behind Wooden King (9-10) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.