STORM LIGHTNING scored over track and trip in June and was only caught in the closing stages over 6f here last time. He gets the nod on that form. Dreams Of Glory is also a winner over course and distance though he usually saves his best for Bath and Whitecrest is preferred on last month's second at Windsor. Welease Bwian is 5lb higher than his win here in July but Cardinal has claims off his current mark.
Living It Large (FR) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 8l behind Rich Again (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Whitecrest 7-2 (8-12) Went right and bumped start, last pair, headway over 1f out, kept on into 3rd final 100 yards, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Flying Bear (9-2) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Dreams Of Glory 7-1 (9-1) Soon off the pace in last trio, pushed along and outpaced halfway, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Extrasolar (9-12) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Storm Lightning 9-2 (9-4) Led for 2f, chased leader, led again inside final 3f, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, chased winner until lost 2nd near finish, just held on for 3rd, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Ginzan (9-1) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Welease Bwian (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 9l behind Perfect Muse (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Cardinal 9-2 (9-0) Pressed leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Harrogate Fair (8-7) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in May.
Ada Lovelace 8-1 (8-10) Took keen hold in touch, smooth headway near side tracking leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Panther Patrol (8-10) at Newbury 6f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.