Club House has bits of form that entitle him to consideration though he's too unreliable to have much faith in while North Pole keeps finding at least one too good off his current mark. Pour La Victoire got the better of Fair Comment over track and trip last time but they're hard to separate on today's revised terms so a chance is taken on SOVEREIGN POWER. His earlier victory at this track came over 1m2f when Paul Cole's charge made practically all the running and a similar outcome is expected today if he's allowed an easy lead.
Club House (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, last trio, headway over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Pivotal Movement (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
North Pole 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Song Of Snowdon (9-0) at Ffos Las 1m mdn auc stks (5) gs.
Speedfit Boy (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Held up, pushed along on outside halfway, outpaced when hung left over 1f out, stayed on again to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Pastureyes (9-2) at Brighton 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd.
Sovereign Power 7-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, eased when no chance with leading duo final furlong, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Portrait (9-9) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Fair Comment 12-1 (9-3) Chased leading trio, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Pour La Victoire (8-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 3-1 (8-3) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd over 2f out, led 2f out, hard ridden final furlong, always holding on, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Fair Comment (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Thomasina 9-1 (8-2) Held up in 5th, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1l behind For Shia And Lula (9-7) at Brighton 7f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Terpsichore 14-1 (8-7) Close up, outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 12, 17l behind The Scuttler (9-2) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.