Escape To Glory is dropped back in trip after a disappointing effort at Kempton when a short-price favourite. He finished just behind Chevise on that occasion and both may be too high in the weights now. Highland Harvest has won twice over C&D recently but in lesser company and beat Valmina last time. However, the latter was engaged to run at Kempton last night and the vote goes to SAND OWL. She's returning from a two month lay-off, but her latest fourth at Kempton suggests she's up to scoring off her current mark and she's Jamie Spencer's only ride of the meeting.
Escape To Glory (USA) 11-10fav (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, effort over 2f out, driven over 1f out, found little and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Reposer (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) std.
Sand Owl 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair on inside, went 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, narrowly headed final half furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Barnet Fair (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Chevise (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Reposer (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) std.
Highland Harvest 8-1 (9-11) Held up in 5th and off the pace, headway on inside 2f out, soon switched right to outside, chased leaders and edged left over 1f out, strong run to lead inside final furlong, won going away, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Valmina (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Saharia (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Held up behind, headway 2f out, soon ridden, chased winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held close home, 2nd of 7, hd behind Night Trade (8-11) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gf.
Colorado Gold 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Flynn's Boy (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Estonia 50-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 17, 1 1/2l behind Secret Asset (9-7) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Valmina 5-2fav (9-4) Took keen hold, soon steadied towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 2nd last strides, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Highland Harvest (9-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.