Valdaw went close to losing his maiden tag last week but over 7f while Silvestre De Sousa's presence takes the eye on C&D winner Querido. A few of these have tumbled down the weights this season including Northern Spy, Guilded Warrior and VICTORIAN NUMBER. The latter makes most appeal as he went very close over track and trip in July. The Bay Bandit has every chance on his third over C&D back in March as he races off the same mark today and old Gallantry is still capable of the odd good run at this level.
Valdaw 9-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, stayed on, held by winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, nk behind Olney Lass (9-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Querido (GER) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly in to stride, held up in last pair, effort on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Abriachan (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Jul.
Northern Spy (USA) 40-1 (8-9) Behind, headway approaching final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 8, 4l behind Fathsta (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f clm stks (5) gs in Jul.
Guilded Warrior 28-1 (9-7) Led until 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 22l behind Tidal Run (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Gallantry 33-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 14l behind Saharia (9-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Victorian Number (FR) 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 28l behind Mount Abora (8-9) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
The Bay Bandit 11-4fav (9-8) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 8l behind Rise To Glory (9-8) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Apr.
Rapid Water 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 11, 14l behind Saint Irene (8-5) at Salisbury 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Ensnare 14-1 (9-9) Always in rear, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 20l behind Noble Jack (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Style Margi (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Raced wide prominent, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Community (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Oliver's Gold 6-1 (9-2) Held up, not clear run approaching 2f out, soon switched left and ridden, never a factor, 7th of 10, 12l behind The Wonga Coup (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Beat Up 13-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Pindar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Mulberry Brite 9-2 (8-13) Close up 3f, 7th of 9, 25l behind Marah Music (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Ermyntrude 10-1 (9-0) Chased leader, led 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Kelpie Blitz (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.