AEGEAN DESTINY ran out a ready winner over a similar distance on soft ground at Newcastle eight days ago. She has a penalty to carry here but Simon Walker is one of the best amateur riders around and John Mackie's filly can complete a quick double. Dancing Primo beat Amir Pasha by five lengths over C&D last month and can be forgiven an uncharacteristically lacklustre effort on faster going at Ffos Las four days later. He may be in the handicapper's grip now, however, while Waahej was put 5lb after winning narrowly at Windsor. Old-timer Mustajed should be thereabouts, but this may be too tough for Transfer and Maybeme's Beverley win left a few questions still unanswered. Belle Boleyn's Goodwood third looks the best form of the remainder.
Waahej 11-4 (11-1) Held up, switched left and headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, won at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug beating Ede's Dot Com (10-12) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Dancing Primo 10-11fav (8-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 22l behind Dr Livingstone (10-0) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 10-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, always held, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Think Its All Over (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (4) gd.
Transfer 9-4fav (11-0) Mid-division, ridden and hung right 3f out, headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Boston Blue (11-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Drawn Gold 8-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, smooth headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied and every chance close home, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Mina's Boy (9-1) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Mustajed 6-1 (10-6) Set moderate gallop, joined 5f out, ridden 3f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Boston Blue (11-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Maybeme 20-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Gems (9-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Aegean Destiny 11-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, driven out, eased towards finish (hand timed), won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Dzesmin (9-9) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Elk Trail (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace, lost 2nd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Quails Hollow (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 3f mdn stks 0-70 (6) gd in Aug.
Belle Boleyn 12-1 (10-2) In rear, headway over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Boston Blue (11-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Prickles 6-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd going well over 4f out, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 14l behind Carter (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Grethel (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway and raced stand side from over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Daytime Dreamer (10-1) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Swords 50-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 10l behind Art Thief (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.