MARMARUS won at Lingfield last month and went close again at the same track last time. Clive Cox's charge gets the nod ahead of Darnathean, penalised for winning at Brighton last week. Avertor ran well on his debut for new connections and steps up in trip while Celestial Ray moves in the opposite direction having gone close over a mile last time. Marengo has more scope than most and could go well on his handicap bow.
Darnathean 11-4 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, driven and ran on to lead final 150 yards, won going away, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Just Isla (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Avertor 20-1 (9-13) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Consistant (9-5) at Leicester 6f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Celestial Ray 4-1fav (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on well final furlong, 2nd of 12, nk behind Fruit Pastille (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Chellalla 16-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 12l behind Spiraea (9-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Substantivo (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Held up, headway on outside 6f out, went 2nd briefly over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, eased, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bennelong (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sakhee's Rose 15-2 (9-5) Steadied start and switched right, in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Burren View Lady (9-12) at Thirsk 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Marmarus 7-4fav (8-4) Led, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Orion's Bow (9-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Midnight Feast 5-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, some headway on outside into mid-division 2f out, hung left and weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind For Shia And Lula (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Marengo 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, hung left and weakened inside final 2f, 6th of 11, 10l behind Kingston Hill (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
My Gigi 50-1 (9-0) Refused to race, in a race won by For Shia And Lula (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul, 13 ran.
Gung Ho Jack 6-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway to chase leading pair approaching final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Refuse Colette (9-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Rafaaf (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 9l behind Almanack (9-2) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Varsovian 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 16l behind Fruit Pastille (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Keene's Pointe 7-1 (8-5) Always last and never on terms, last of 3, 14l behind Tides Reach (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.