Gulland Rock has been thereabouts since winning at Catterick earlier in the year and will no doubt be in the shake-up once again. West Coast Dream was running into form before a stumble spoiled his chance at Windsor and Island Legend went close the last time he competed over track and trip. Putin looks too high in the weights now but PULL THE PIN (NAP) is back on a winning mark so gets the nod with Richard Hughes taking over the reins.
Putin (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Led 1f, chased winner, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Dissent (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Island Legend (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led after 1f until 3f out, chased leader, every chance until hung left from 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased, tailed off, last of 9, 29l behind Picc of Burgau (9-8) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
West Coast Dream 14-1 (9-0) Stumbled start and slowly away, in rear, outpaced after 2f, last of 7, 26l behind Come On Dave (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Gulland Rock 7-4 (9-4) Chased leading pair, went 2nd approaching final furlong, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 4, 1 1/4l behind Rozene (9-7) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 15-8fav (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Only Ten Per Cent (9-9) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.