STRICTLY SILCA finally got off the mark when scoring at Ripon in June. Mick Channon's filly only won a maiden but did so by six lengths and can go in again now she's discovered winning ways. Fortinbrass has a shout on his earlier second at Leicester but is hard to win with while Lager Time doesn't appeal as one likely to follow up off a higher mark having ended a string of placed efforts with a win at Chepstow last week. Al Udeid looks in need of further respite from the handicapper but it hasn't been forthcoming and he has to race off the same mark as when beaten over five lengths at Carlisle.
Fortinbrass (IRE) 6-4fav (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Secondo (9-7) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Strictly Silca 13-8fav (9-0) Tracked leader, clear with leader halfway, led approaching final furlong, ran on strongly, comfortable, won at Ripon 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jun beating Funding Deficit (9-5) by 6l, 9 ran.
Al Udeid (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Elle Woods (9-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Lager Time (IRE) 5-4fav (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, just held on, won at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Baby Queen (9-5) by shd, 8 ran.