LASTROSEOFSUMMER won over hurdles before landing her last two races on the Flat. It was probably a pleasant surprise to Martin Lane that she was raised only 5lb after running out a clear winner at Bath last time and his mare is taken to continue winning ways. Philip Hobbs' runners are always worth noting in these events and Zakatal looks a threat on his second at Newbury back in April, while Downhiller should have come on for his recent comeback after nearly two years off the track. Recent winners Baltimore Clipper, Danvilla and the lightly-raced Roberto Pegasus are others to consider.
Downhiller (IRE) 50-1 (9-11) Always in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 9, 20l behind Keys (9-1) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Very Good Day (FR) 20-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression until stayed on towards finish, 5th of 9, 7l behind Keys (9-1) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul.
Denton (NZ) 16-1 (9-13) Prominent, weakened quickly over 2f out, tailed off and eased, last of 12, well behind All Action (9-13) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Zakatal 7-2 (9-12) Mid-division, outpaced over 5f out, rallied over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Warne's Way (8-13) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Trovare (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, some headway under pressure to mid-division over 2f out, no further progress, 11th of 19, 16l behind Hollins (8-10) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jul.
Baltimore Clipper (USA) 9-2 (9-10) In touch, outpaced 4f out, not clear run over 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Undulant Way (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Danvilla 8-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, hard ridden to challege over 2f out, stayed on well, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Keys (9-5) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Roberto Pegasus (USA) 6-1 (9-2) Held up in last trio, headway on outside to 5th 3f out, hung left on bend soon after, modest 4th and struggling inside final 2f, 4th of 10, 12l behind Colloquial (9-13) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Lastroseofsummer (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Made all, ridden and stayed on strongly final 2f, unchallenged, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Epsom Salts (9-4) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Ambrose Princess (IRE) 18-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden and close up 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 20, 6l behind Ghimaar (9-7) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jul '10.