Sweet World was beaten four lengths by Shy over 1m4f here last month and though subsequently successful twice over timber those races were on fast ground and the winner invariably runs well here. RECALCITRANT scored over a mile at Brighton a year ago and has gradually been dropping in the weights this summer. He has no problems with the longer trip and can gain the seventh victory of his career. The three-year-old Levantera will enjoy the conditions and looks a real threat from a lowly mark, while Chik's Dream is making steady progress and found 1m4f too far at Ffos Las a couple of weeks ago.
Shy 17-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Rhythm Stick (9-9) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Recalcitrant 6-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, tracked leader, driven over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Miss Blink (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 4th of 12, 8l behind Kathleen Kennet (7-10) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Sweet World 16-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, took keen hold, went 2nd over 3f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Shy (9-11) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Barodine 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, hard driven and effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Where's Susie (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Levantera (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Led, ridden 2f out, driven and headed 1f out, stayed on same pace and not pace of leading duo inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind History Repeating (8-1) at Bath 1m 2f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Chik's Dream 8-1 (8-8) Led, headed over 3f out, hung left over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 10l behind Durante Alighieri (9-2) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
My Sister 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, some late headway, never in contention, 6th of 14, 14l behind Kathleen Kennet (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Plug In Baby 66-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 11l behind Little Curtsey (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Miskin Diamond (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) In touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 46l behind Professor John (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol.