MALEKAT JAMAL sustained a late run to get her head in front at Brighton last week. On that evidence, she can shrug off a penalty and go in again as this looks no tougher. Clumber Place has been thereabouts of late and should be in the mix again, but Yarmouth winner Mount Mayday has gone up another 3lb for his latest second at the same track. Xpres Maite took advantage of a slide down the weights to score over 6f at Newcastle but is harder to fancy racing off a 5lb higher mark here.
Rulesn'regulations 14-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and lost place when bumped over 2f out, 8th of 9, 13l behind Copperwood (9-9) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Malekat Jamal (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up off the pace in 5th, travelling well when switched right to outside well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, driven to lead final 100 yards, won going away, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) fm beating Stonecrabstomorrow (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Spin Again (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Settled in rear, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 24l behind Marford Missile (8-13) at Folkestone 7f clm stks (6) gf.
Clumber Place 15-8fav (9-8) Led, headed over 4f out, led again over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Marah Music (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Xpres Maite 8-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, reminder soon after start, behind, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd beating Maltease Ah (8-9) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 17-2 (8-7) Gate opened fraction early, chased leaders, went 2nd entering final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 9l behind Ghostwing (8-13) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Mount Mayday (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Pulled hard raced centre overall leader, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Wordismybond (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Lordship (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden and hung right over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 24l behind Fedora (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Forty Proof (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Medam (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Regency Art (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden and lost place over 3f out, well beaten 2f out, last of 9, 46l behind Marah Music (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Chicamia 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt, always behind, last of 12, 36l behind Menadati (9-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.