EMPERORS WALTZ finished runner-up against similar rated horses at Beverley last week and gets the token vote but Isobella has claims on her earlier third at Bath, though she was still beaten over six lengths. Weybridge Light has shown improved form over hurdles recently and may be better than his official mark indicates on his return to the Flat and Lisselan Pleasure should also go well having finished second in a four-runner affair over C&D in June. The remainder have it all to do on today's terms.
Lisselan Pleasure (USA) 14-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on to go a never dangerous 4th post, 4th of 8, 8l behind Pandorica (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jul.
Saloon (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Toward rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 8l behind Steely (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Bengal Tiger 9-1 (8-2) Led, headed over 6f out, switched left over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 17l behind Waterford Star (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Weybridge Light 11-1 (9-4) Prominent on outer, ridden opver 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 25l behind Storm Hawk (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar '11.
Rather Cool 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along 5f out, driven on outside and plugged on same pace final 2f, 6th of 15, 14l behind Arashi (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Chapter Nine (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, 6th on inner halfway, hampered and soon lost place over 4f out, weakened, last of 13, well behind Mosstown (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Mar.
Emperors Waltz (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, chased winner over 8f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on and no impression from 1f out, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Fine Kingdom (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Isobella 4-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 9th of 13, 16l behind Kaiser Wilhelm (9-5) at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Ladram Bay (IRE) 33-1 (7-5) Raced wide, chased leaders, lost place 6f out, tailed off, 7th of 9, 43l behind Solar View (8-6) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jul.
Delishuss 100-1 (8-2) Raced wide close up, pushed along 5f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 14, well behind Phantom Ranch (8-8) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.