Aye Aye Digby has been in better form over 6f of late but Triple Dream's earlier victories came in a lesser grade. Rebecca Romero remains 6lb higher than when scoring at Bath in July, though she finished third at the same track off today's mark earlier this month when BERBERANA was fifth. The latter began this year off a 12lb higher mark and gets a speculative vote here to finally take advantage of her slide down the weights. Macdillon has been running well without success and should be in the mix once again while Golden Compass likes to race up with the pace and may not be too inconvenienced by the drop back to 5f.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Raced on rail, with leader, led over 1f out, ridden insid efinal furlong, headed final 100 yards, no extra close home, 4th of 11, 3/4l behind Bravo Echo (9-8) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Triple Dream 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, lost right cheek piece halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 7l behind Liberty Island (8-13) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rebecca Romero 8-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, not much room and kept on inside final furlong, running on when ran out of room and snatched up nearing line, 6th of 15, 1 1/4l behind Demora (8-5) at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Macdillon 3-1fav (8-12) Towards rear and outpaced, soon in touch, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Last Sovereign (9-1) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear and keen, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 9th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Piscean (9-3) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Berberana (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, driven and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Ginzan (9-1) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Golden Compass 15-8fav (9-10) Led, took keen hold, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Tiger Cub (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Alpha Delta Whisky 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace in closing stages, 5th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Belinsky (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
The Strig 14-1 (9-3) Went to race alone on far side, in touch with near side, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Selfara (9-10) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Taizong (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 8th of 14, 9l behind Links Drive Lady (9-3) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Mr Optimistic 33-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, weakened inside final 2f, last of 12, 17l behind Ice Trooper (8-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.