ROY'S LEGACY sets the standard after a ready success last time at Kempton, sticking on well in the closing stages. He's saddled with a 6lb penalty for that victory which is all but offset by the booking of Danielle McCreery. Previous runs were more than satisfactory in the context of this contest and he will have no problem with ground conditions, having featured in a triple photo on the heavy at Newcastle earlier in the campaign. Russian Bullet, third at Kempton behind the selection, should get closer on these revised terms, but lacks the scope of the topweight. Richard Hughes is a noteworthy booking for Thorpe Bay, whilst Catterick claimer winner, Lady Caprice, and the consistent if limited Emma Jean are not ruled out.
Roy's Legacy 7-1 (8-9) Chased leading pair, switched left to chase leader over 1f out, led final 130 yards, stayed on, won at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Balm (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Thorpe Bay 12-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, led narrowly, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with leading trio final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Selbaar (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lady Caprice 14-1 (9-4) Held up, headway 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Aquasulis (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo fll sell stks (6) pol.
Kathryn Perry (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Right To Dream (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Concordia Notte (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outside, outpaced 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 19l behind Selbaar (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Emma Jean (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Bumped start, chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sweet Ovation (8-9) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Russian Bullet 50-1 (8-9) Slowly away, in rear, wide straight, strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Roy's Legacy (8-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
First Rebellion 14-1 (8-5) Went left start, took keen hold and head to one side throughout, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Sweet Ovation (8-9) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Jawim 100-1 (8-12) With leader, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 12l behind Hidden Passion (8-12) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) fm in Jul.
Joli Colourful (IRE) 20-1 (8-1) Slightly hampered start, soon recovered to lead, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 19l behind Sweet Ovation (8-9) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Professor Tim (IRE) 150-1 (9-3) Tracked leader 2f, lost place over 3f out, soon well beaten, last of 7, 38l behind Cafe Express (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.