BRETT VALE has plenty of weight to hump around but this progressive gelding is taken to win again at the main expense of Nawaadi. Rain wold be a problem for a few of these however as the ground stands it is hard to oppose Brett Vale. He showed a cracking turn of foot last time out here to put the good yardstick Sequillo firmly in his place and, improving with every run, he should take all the beating. Nawaadi should run better now dropped in trip on more suitable ground; he has been given plenty of time off since his run at York in May. Master Fong has run well on a variety of ground; he continues to run okay without pulling up any trees but is starting to be given a chance by the handicapper. Marju King is unexposed and may appreciate a return to the track after racing at Bath last time out, Red Suede Shoes is consistent if frustrating to follow, whilst Dubai Gem needs watching as she steps up in trip on her handicap debut. On breeding she looks sure to improve with time over this sort of distance and could be a live danger, however it is Brett Vale who can gain his fourth win in his last five starts.
Brett Vale (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leader after 2f, led over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, pushed out, won at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Sequillo (9-7) by 6l, 8 ran.
Nawaadi (USA) 9-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along halfway, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 12, well behind Antigua Sunrise (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in May.
Master Fong (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Soon held up, dropped to rear and wide on bend over 5f out, headway over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Point Of Light (8-3) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Marju King (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, driven along on outside over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 7l behind Point Of Light (8-3) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Red Suede Shoes 4-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Kiss A Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dubai Gem 20-1 (8-12) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, soon ridden, little impression, 5th of 9, 11l behind Cosmopolitan (9-9) at Goodwood 1m fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.