Dark Lane, with his career record standing at 13 wins from 94 starts, faces the starter for the 17th time this year and should, as usual, produce a solid performance. He got the better of JOYOUS when scoring at Windsor but the Ivory charge is taken to reverse placings this time round. The daughter of Assertive, still a maiden, has shown potential on all seven career starts and was having a first run since January when only a length and a half behind Dark Lane on that occasion. Richard Hughes is a significant booking, she's better off at the weights and can land a first career success. Only Ten Per Cent and Picansort have won 14 races between them but not one has been on Turf, whilst Picc Of Burgau, modest last time, has claims on a previous Chepstow success. Lead A Merry Dance is unexposed with place claims on only her fifth start.
Dark Lane 7-2 (8-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, driven over 1f out, soon switched left and headway, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Whitecrest (9-10) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Top Offer (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Joyous 8-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dark Lane (8-9) at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Picansort 9-2 (9-6) Raced on near side rail throughout, chased leaders, driven and beaten final 2f, 8th of 9, 6l behind Dawn Catcher (9-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Picc of Burgau 4-1fav (9-10) Chased leader far side, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 9l behind Euroquip Boy (8-13) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Lead A Merry Dance 3-1 (9-7) Chased leader, effort over 2 out, faded final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Majestic Song (9-4) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
My Meteor 7-1 (8-13) Towards rear effort over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 6l behind Ask The Guru (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Silken Poppy 20-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders on outside, led 4f lout, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Supersta (9-5) at Windsor 6f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Paradise Child 80-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f olut, weakened 2f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 12, 14l behind Clear Focus (8-7) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.