PASHAN GARH posted a much better effort when suffering a narrow-margin defeat at Newmarket last Saturday to Sam Nombulist who, coincidentally, won this last year. Pat Eddery's colt looks set to finally lose his maiden tag dropped in class today. Desert Creek ran out a clear-cut winner of an amateurs' race at Leicester last time but is 9lb higher while Kingswinford went close on the Polytrack on Tuesday but finished well behind the selection before that. Elijah Pepper has his first start for a new yard after landing a claimer at Wolverhampton and Sabratha is up 8lb for her win in heavy going at Ayr. Fama Mac has been in good form in testing ground of late but over sprint trips and will be hoping for rain.
Pashan Garh 25-1 (8-6) Prominent, chased winner halfway, ridden to challenge when carried left over 1f out, ran on but always held, 2nd of 16, nk behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Desert Creek (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden to lead and edged left over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct beating Tunnager Grove (10-13) by 5l, 17 ran.
Dickie Le Davoir 10-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 13, 3/4l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Kingswinford (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway 2f out, stayed on under a hand ride to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Silverware (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fama Mac 11-8fav (9-0) Led far side, not overall leader, kept on inside final furlong, always held by stand side winner, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind M J Woodward (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear and pushed along, son in rear and outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 10l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 5l behind Diplomatic (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Great Expectations 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 5l behind Daruband (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct beating One Way Or Another (9-0) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Sabratha (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 2f out, edged left thereafter, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct beating Lord Franklin (8-9) by 5l, 11 ran.
Pelmanism 14-1 (11-2) Hampered start, held up and behind, headway over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened well over 2f out, 13th of 17, 17l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Casela Park (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on inner, 7th halfway, no extra from over 2f out, 6th of 15, 14l behind Cairdiuil (9-4) at Galway 1m stks hvy in Sep.
Colbyor 6-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced, behind, ridden and some headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 10, 10l behind Elusive Bonus (8-10) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Dundrum Dancer (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Started slowly, took keen hold in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Little Rainbow (9-1) at Brighton 7f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Al's Memory (IRE) 8-1 (11-3) Soon pushed along to chase leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 10th of 17, 15l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Sextons House (IRE) 80-1 (9-1) Held up, took keen hold, carried head awkwardly and kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 16, 7l behind Lupo D'Oro (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Kingarrick 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, challenged over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 13l behind Monopoli (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (6) sft in Sep.
Layla's King 9-2 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 13, 18l behind Outpost (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Homeboy (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Raced wide towards rear, headway when hung left over 2f out, ran on, never nearer, 6th of 11, 6l behind Out Do (9-3) at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.