The drop in class should see Faure Island finish closer. He's returned a losing favourite on his last couple of outings. NELSON'S PRIDE has yet to win but went close to doing so when runner-up at Beverley last week. Kevin Ryan's charge gets another chance competing off the same mark today. Polytrack winner First Experience has been below par on this surface of late but Cockney Belle represents last year's winning yard and may figure on her belated return to action.
Cockney Belle 6-1 (9-2) Held up, headway entering final 2f, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Cape Factor (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Faure Island 4-1fav (8-10) Led, headed 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 11l behind Dancealot (8-10) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
First Experience 28-1 (8-13) In rear, some headway when not clear run 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 14l behind Dancealot (8-10) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Quantum Dot (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Chased leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Jolly Red Jeanz (8-3) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Coiste Bodhar (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Race keenly, made most until 2f out, chased leaders, 4th and one pace final furlong, took 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Double Czech (9-4) at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Maymyo (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Mid-division, never near leaders, 6th of 11, 12l behind Outlawed (9-3) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
Nelson's Pride 9-2 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and hung left, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Pearl Noir (8-12) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.