THE MONGOOSE quickened nicely to go clear of his field before staying on resolutely to oblige over course and distance last week. He is taken to supplement that success at the main expense of Alice Rose. The latter was very poor last time but something was surely amiss as she had scored cosily at Leicester the time before. It will be interesting to see if the application of a first-time hood has the desired effect. Decent Fella has taken time to find his form but warrants shortlist inclusion now in better nick, as does the six-year-old mare, Wishformore, much improved the last twice since joining Zoe Davison.
Orders From Rome (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in rear, never involved, 10th of 11, 7l behind Levi Draper (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Alice Rose (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 7, 16l behind Available (9-3) at Leicester 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Decent Fella (IRE) 9-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind West Leake Hare (8-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
The Mongoose 7-4fav (9-2) In touch, switched right to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Fairy Mist (8-2) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Nubar Boy 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 16, 8l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Kamchatka 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out until ridden and edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Freddy With A Y (9-7) at Salisbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Blue Deer (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 9th of 14, 9l behind Two Minds (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
Wishformore (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Resonare (9-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Ishisoba 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 10l behind Topamichi (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.