A fine strike strike rate with his three-year-old representatives at this track will ensure Luca Cumani's colt, DON PADEJA, will attract support. He may well prove good enough having finished third on the Polytrack behind the progressive Slip Of The Tongue earlier this month. Better is expected from both Forget Me Not Lane and Prophesy as they drop in class while Opera Buff went within a head of scoring at Kempton a fortnight ago, although he's been raised 4lb for his trouble. Codebreaker may well improve for this longer trip and is preferred to Ivanhoe if doing so.
Forget Me Not Lane (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Led 2f, chased clear leader until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Chancery (8-12) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Prophesy (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 3l behind Wadaa (8-8) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Hot Spice 25-1 (9-6) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 16, 8l behind Scottish Boogie (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Opera Buff 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, chased leaders, went 2nd again over 1f out, stayed on well and strong challenge in closing stages, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Dukes Delight (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Flying Applause 20-1 (8-10) Keen headway to track leader over 6f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 16l behind Elhaame (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Rock God (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 6th of 7, 7l behind Alwilda (9-5) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Codebreaker 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd inside final 3f, no impression when hung left from 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Orbison (9-5) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Don Padeja 5-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Slip of The Tongue (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ivanhoe 8-1 (8-8) Held up, headway 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Thomas Hobson (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Nolecce 16-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Mallory Heights (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Young Jay 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 9l behind Spirit Of Rio (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.