Richard Hughes' presence on Admirals Walk takes the eye but the latter has been racing over a mile and further of late. Marmalady makes more appeal but she's also dropping back in trip after a second over 7f at this track. BRYNFORD was beaten only a head over course and distance a fortnight ago with Mighty Mata well behind and Chris Dwyer's filly looks the safest bet to get her head back in front given Compton Albion's latest placed effort came over the minimum trip.
Admirals Walk (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Prominent, led halfway, hard pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind King Of Wing (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Marmalady (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Pulled hard tracking leading pair, went 2nd over 1f out, driven to challenge and upsides inside final furlong, outbattled in closing stages, 2nd of 9, nk behind Avatar Star (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Marvelino 8-1 (8-12) In rear and outpaced, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Speronella 7-2 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in touch, headway and going for gap when squeezed out over 2f out, edged left and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 9, 7l behind Queen Hermione (8-2) at Chepstow 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Brynford 11-4 (8-13) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along on outside 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Katy Spirit (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mighty Mata 7-1 (9-2) Bumped start, last pair, pushed along and outpaced halfway, never on terms, last of 7, 9l behind Katy Spirit (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sally Bruce 12-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 3l behind Artful Lady (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Borough Boy (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Quality Art (8-13) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Compton Albion (IRE) 9-2 (8-4) Behind, headway on wide outside over 1f out, soon hung left under pressure, ran on closing stages, nearest finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Little Eli (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Whitford (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Raced centre, mid-division, headwy over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 14l behind Sakash (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Man In The Arena 25-1 (8-13) Raced centre, took keen hold tracking leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 12, 8l behind Sakash (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Imperial Spirit 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leader until 2f out, ridden and went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Blue Clumber (8-4) at Chepstow 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) sft.