DIAMOND PENNY has yet to take advantage of his slide down the ratings. But today's combination of a drop in class, step up in trip and first-time blinkers may well see him back to winning ways. Better is also expected from Petaluma on only her third start of the year while Honourable Knight went close over today's trip on the Polytrack at Lingfield in July and can race off the same mark here. King Olav has the past form to figure but has been way below par of late.
Diamond Penny (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, chased winner from over 1f out until near finish, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Silver Samba (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
King Olav (UAE) 5-1 (9-3) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 11l behind Shavansky (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol in Aug.
Topolski (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Duke Of Clarence (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Petaluma 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 13l behind Callisto Moon (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May.
Bow To No One (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 18l behind Big Time Billy (8-3) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Natural High (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Royal Opera (9-2) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Valid Reason 33-1 (9-5) Close up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 28l behind Shwaiman (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 2f out, led narrowly over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Laser Blazer (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Where's Susie 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 12f out, lost 3rd over 4f out, soon ridden, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 6, 29l behind Presto Volante (9-4) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Jezza 13-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Hi Note (9-13) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.