Roger Charlton seldom wastes his time with low-rated handicappers so, with first-time blinkers applied and Richard Hughes booked for the mount, there seems a desperation to make something happen with Why Not Now. FAURE ISLAND did enough on his last visit to suggest himself as a capable of winning a race and he can do so on a return to his favoured trip. Royal Brave was all out to win at Yarmouth and, though a 6lb penalty is probably enough to stop him, he is at least in form. Prize also makes plenty of appeal on her debut for Sylvester Kirk as the daughter of Exceed And Excel was sold cheaply out of Richard Hannon's stable and with very few miles on the clock and only three previous runs in maidens - she could yet prove to be a bargain. Captain Ryan was a winner on fast ground at Bath last term and he is likely to have come on significantly for his seasonal reappearance.
Faure Island 12-1 (9-6) Raced wide, close up, effort when hung right 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Woodbridge (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dont Have It Then 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd near finish, just failed, 2nd of 10, ns behind Moonspring (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Royal Brave (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on, driven out, won at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Katawi (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Captain Ryan 8-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 8, 12l behind Tychaios (9-10) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Why Not Now 25-1 (8-2) Raced centre held up, ridden 2f out, never nearer, 8th of 15, 9l behind Captain Myles (9-6) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Prize 12-1 (9-0) Prominent until outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 17l behind Crystal Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Pelagian (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway on wide outside 3f out, chasing leaders and wide on bend halfway, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 6, 6l behind Moonspring (9-3) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in May.
Ignight 50-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 12l behind Glorious Empire (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Spirited Silver 66-1 (8-0) In touch in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 6th of 9, 7l behind Groundworker (9-6) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May.