Silvestre De Sousa looks a good booking for COINCIDENTLY who has been knocking on the door the last twice, finishing second on both occasions at Chester. Those runs proved her effectiveness over this trip and she should be at home around this unique venue. Marzante could prove a potent danger though after coming within a head of making a winning return to action after a massive three-year lay off. The Charlton inmate is afforded the utmost respect and it's primarily the fear of the 'bounce factor' which sways the balance against him. His conqueror upon that return, Cherry Princess, must also be taken into account, whilst Pigeon Pie and Dalaki are three-year-olds who may still have some improvement to offer.
Rakaan (IRE) 66-1 (8-6) Switched right from wide draw start, in rear, driven over 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 11th of 19, 11l behind Extremity (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Coincidently 4-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Ardmay (9-4) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Marzante (USA) 5-1 (9-12) Led, ridden and joined from over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, hd behind Cherry Princess (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
St Paul De Vence (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Soon led, headed over 6f out, ridden over 2f out, lost place from over 2f out, 11th of 12, 22l behind Messila Star (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Flamborough Breeze 7-1 (9-10) Dwelt in rear, outpaced halfway, hung left over 1f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 8, 7l behind Wordismybond (9-12) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf.
Megalala (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Reared leaving stalls, tracked leading trio, headway to lead approaching final 5f, headed 3f out, chased winner until over 2f out, outpaced 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 4th of 6, 2l behind Wordismybond (9-7) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Dalaki (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Prominent, led 9f out, headed 3f out, driven over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, led close home, headed post, 2nd of 8, ns behind Whinging Willie (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Gabrial The Thug (FR) 8-1 (9-12) Went left start, chased leader, led over 2f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Shades of Silver (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Pigeon Pie 8-1 (8-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Mu'ajiza (9-10) at Hamilton 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Cherry Princess 10-3 (8-9) Soon pressing winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, held inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Guaracha (9-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.