None of these arrive in sparkling form but Taste The Wine has been thereabouts of late and Now What may figure again after a third at Newbury. Youm Jamil never threatened the winner when runner-up at Warwick last time and had finished behind third-placed Arch Event at Bath earlier. SILVER SAMBA has returned a disappointing favourite the last twice but Andrew Balding's filly gets another chance here. This uninspiring contest looks less competitive than her recent tasks and she went close off today's mark back in April.
Silver Samba 5-2fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Porcini (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) In touch, held in and bumped by winner approaching 3f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Street Entertainer (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Captain Cardington (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 11l behind Zarosa (7-9) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Captain Sharpe 20-1 (9-1) Slowly away, behind, moderate headway final furlong, 9th of 13, 15l behind Tijori (9-7) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Now What 9-2 (8-12) Set steady pace, headed over 4f out, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Standpoint (10-0) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Youm Jamil (USA) 5-1 (8-5) Held up in 6th, closed 4f out, switched right and ran wide over 3f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no impression on winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind On Stage (9-2) at Warwick 1m 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Arch Event 8-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Bondi Mist (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 18l behind Shomberg (8-10) at Chepstow 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.