Flashlight will be hoping to stretch today's opposition from the front though he may well be taken on by Hornboy. Dual Polytrack winner Panther Patrol attempts 7f for the first time and could figure along with WHIPPER SNAPPER. The latter has to be forgiven a below-par effort at Newmarket last time but is capable of doing so and gets the nod. Hipster has won twice at this venue and ran well again when third over a longer trip here earlier in the month. Ralph Beckett's charge was in a race here yesterday, however, and would have a penalty to overcome if successful.
Flashlight (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 8l behind Seek Again (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Hipster 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Young Dottie (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 30l behind Tight Fit (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Panther Patrol (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Jontleman (8-12) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Hornboy 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Future Reference (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Fiducia 8-1 (8-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Bartack (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.