Miss Blink is now 10lb higher than her last win back in May, though she did go close at Bath on her penultimate start. In contrast, Eastern Gift has slipped down the weights but has something to prove over today's trip. RECALCITRANT is back on a winning mark and, with an apprentice taking another 3lb off his back, he gets the vote to take advantage. Both of Jovial's victories have come over a longer distance and Vinces is creeping up the weights without winning.
Miss Blink 5-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 5l behind Christmas Light (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Eastern Gift 22-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway and not clear run over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Conciliatory (9-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Recalcitrant 9-2 (10-0) Led 1f, chased leaders, went to far side in straight and chased winner over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Daneside (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Jovial (IRE) 3-1fav (10-0) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to slight lead 1f out, outbattled and headed last strides, 2nd of 8, hd behind Prince Blue (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Baoli 40-1 (9-8) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 48l behind Cheddar George (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Notabadlad 20-1 (10-0) Slowly away, soon pushed along in rear, ridden and struggling over 4f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 25l behind Yensi (9-10) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Savaronola (USA) 10-1 (9-10) Led over 1f, chased leader, niggled along over 5f out, ridden 4f out, well held 3rd from 2f out, 3rd of 4, 12l behind Luck Of The Draw (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Jan.
Vinces 11-2 (9-2) Tracked winner until until 4f out, prominent, ridden 3f out, rallied inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Gems (9-4) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Hector The Brave (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Mid-division, switched right before halfway, soon beaten, 8th of 15, 11l behind Starwatch (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Rosy Dawn 11-1 (8-10) Led, 5 lengths clear over 3f out, driven over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Count Ceprano (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Prince Of Thebes (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) In rear, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and kept on to go 4th inside final furlong, never a factor, 4th of 10, 9l behind Librettela (8-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.