Neither of the course and distance winners, Dream Maker and Sylvia Pankhurst, look particularly well handicapped on recent form and Smart Daisy K was well beaten in third over 5f here last time. Lastchancelucas should improve on only his third start of the year but if grabbing the rail from his low draw may inadvertently provide a good lead for PURCELL. Andrew Balding's charge would have finished closer than third if not for hanging left at Ascot last time but that shouldn't be so much of a problem at this track and he gets the nod.
Purcell (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, challenged and every chance when veered bady left and lost momentum inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 100 yards, kept on, not recover, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Red Refraction (9-1) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Smart Daisy K 11-4fav (8-5) Tracked winner 1f, stayed handy, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Riskit Fora Biskit (8-13) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Dream Maker 13-2 (9-5) With winner, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Hopes N Dreams (9-3) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd.
Lastchancelucas 25-1 (9-2) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Line Of Reason (9-7) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 15l behind Hitchens (9-7) at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Sewn Up 40-1 (8-8) Held up behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 10l behind Brazen (9-7) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Surge Ahead (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Led and set steady pace, ridden and edged right over 1f out, no extra and headed final towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Bosham (8-8) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.