Shingle only won a four-runner maiden on debut but did it well and has bags of scope. Drive On has been going well on Polytrack but finished last in both previous starts on Turf. WITHERNSEA disappointed at Haydock last month but probably found conditions too fast. Eased in the weights, he'll be a lot happier on today's surface and could get the better of recent winners Munfallet and Double Czech. Katawi and Classic Pursuit both failed to justify market support last time and La Tinta Bay was last of four at Brighton.
Shingle 3-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f fout, quickened clear final furlong, impressive, won at Ffos Las 6f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Go Charlie (9-5) by 8l, 4 ran.
Drive On (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up towards rear on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, closed on leader but lost 2nd final 50 yards, went 2nd again close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Taquka (8-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
La Tinta Bay 5-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up, closed 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 4, 7l behind Lady Frances (9-3) at Brighton 7f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Withernsea (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 7l behind Captain Myles (9-1) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Munfallet (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Led, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, regained narrow lead final 75 yards, held on, won at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jul beating Tap Your Toes (9-5) by hd, 10 ran.
Katawi 5-4fav (9-6) Close up, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Bajan Bear (9-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Double Czech (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, went 3rd halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear when drifted left final furlong, ran on well, won at Chepstow 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Lady Crossmar (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Classic Pursuit 4-1fav (9-7) Held up, headway and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Where The Boys Are (8-12) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Finflash (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Held up, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 22l behind He's My Boy (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.