Marchwood has failed to step up on his earlier placed efforts over today's trip and was still beaten six lengths when runner-up at Bath last time. Blinkers are applied today in the hope of improvement while Amirah appears to be standing still rather than progressing with another modest effort at Kempton earlier this month. SOMOUD took a step forward at Sandown a week ago when a close-up fifth to Shiatsu and he gets the chance to improve on that run here. Blazing Knight has been struggling in handicap company of late and a debut fourth back in July remains Fantasy Invader's best effort.
Blazing Knight (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Secret Sign (9-7) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Fantasy Invader (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Removed hood late, swerverd left and unseated rider start, in a race won by Star Up In The Sky (9-4) at Beverley 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Marchwood 15-8 (8-10) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Vestibule (8-5) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm.
Mr Paranoia Pastoral Pursuits colt out of Yatir.
Somoud (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Shiatsu (9-3) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Amirah (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Close up on outer, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Spokeswoman (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Pastoral Symphony Pastoral Pursuits filly out of Hucking Harmony.
Sally Bruce 33-1 (7-12) Dwelt, held up, pulled hard, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 30l behind Beam Of Light (8-7) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Stormy Times (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 7l behind Cappadocia (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.