Laser Blazer won this a year ago from just 2lb lower and though that was on fast ground he scored on soft going over hurdles last month. Poitin has been running moderately from this mark but Ivanhoe was only beaten a short-head over the track and trip in May and appeared to resent first-time blinkers at Chepstow last month. The lightly-raced TAWS (NAP) came here for a similar race a couple of weeks ago and showed that staying is her game with a fine victory over Statminister. That was on fast ground and she's been raised 7lb but her victory at Nottingham in June was on soft going so she won't be inconvenienced by the conditions and can go in again. Fighting Back was having just his fifth start when staying on strongly over 1m4f at Leicester and can make further progress at this trip.
Laser Blazer 10-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outside well over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Barwick (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Benbecula 9-2 (9-6) Led, clear to over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Air Squadron (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Poitin 11-4fav (9-7) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Ssafa (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ivanhoe 9-2 (9-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased over 1f out, 5th of 6, 23l behind Deauville Dancer (8-13) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Shades Of Grey 6-1 (9-12) Mid-division on inside, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 14, 14l behind Jarlath (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Aiyana 3-1 (9-9) Led until over 7f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 18l behind Mick Duggan (9-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Dark Amber 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders on inside, not clear run from over 2f out, switched right to inside and daylight over 1f out, keeping on at same pace and looked held when gap closed again and eased inside final furlong, last of 5, 3l behind Sleeper (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 4f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Significant Move 7-2 (9-6) Close up, ridden over 3f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, driven and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Glens Wobbly (8-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Norab (GER) 4-1 (9-1) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 11l behind Vent De Force (8-12) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Taws 9-2 (8-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along 5f out, not clear run and switched left inside final 2f, chased leader 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won going away, won at Salisbury 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Statsminister (8-11) by 1l, 7 ran.
Fighting Back 12-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Yaakooum (9-8) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Samtu (IRE) 8-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, saddle slipped after 2f, led over 10f out, headed over 4f out, eased, last of 6, 46l behind Purple Spectrum (8-11) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Cinnilla 6-1 (9-0) Raced wide 1st 2f, led, clear 5f out until 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra and dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Jarlath (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.