Another handicap featuring several course specialists. Fire King is a bit of an enigma but perfectly capable if in the mood, while Mandhooma never seems to run a bad race here. But, along with veteran Ivory Lace, the top weight could never get to CHEYLESMORE over C&D last month. Stuart Williams' three-year-old is worse off at the weights today but ran out a very easy winner over 6f here 12 days ago and probably has more to offer. Konstantin is a little high in the weights at present but continues to run well and makes more appeal than Lady Florence, who has disappointed twice since winning here on soft ground earlier in the month.
Mandhooma 10-3 (9-6) Held up in 6th and off the pace, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 3rd final 100 yards and closing finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Bermondsey Bob (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Ivory Lace 7-1 (9-9) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, edged right and kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind George Thisby (9-4) at Salisbury 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Fire King 9-2fav (10-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, 11th of 15, 10l behind Green Earth (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Konstantin (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Saskia's Dream (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Cheylesmore (IRE) 6-4fav (8-9) Led as runners left stalls, in lead as field emerged out of mist final half furlong, won at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Roman Dancer (9-2) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Lady Florence 50-1 (8-1) With leader until 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 19, 5l behind Time Medicean (8-2) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Thunda 9-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 3rd, soon tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, led entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, one pace when not much room last 50 yards, 5th of 6, 2l behind Redvers (9-7) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.
Inquisitress 7-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, grabbed stands rail and every chance until winner led and grabbed stands rail 2f out, 3rd and no impression over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Ocean Countess (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft.