CAPTAIN BOB has been allocated a handicap mark of 79 which is usually good enough to win an ordinary maiden such as this. He managed to finish runner-up at Salisbury last time despite losing a shoe on the way to the start. After The Goldrush failed to figure in Class 2 company on his latest start but went close at Salisbury on his debut. He's preferred to stablemate Gloss while better is expected from Meteoroid after a modest introduction at Newmarket. Tancred is another likely to improve stepping up in distance.
After The Goldrush 6-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 16th of 17, 20l behind Snow Trouble (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd.
Ambria's Fury (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place 2f out, last of 12, 8l behind God Willing (9-5) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Barbary (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Prominent 4f, 8th of 9, 10l behind Bahamian Heights (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Captain Bob (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Showpiece (9-5) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Captain Devious 25-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 9l behind Finflash (9-5) at Chepstow 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Chatez (IRE) Dandy Man colt out of Glory Days.
Flying Cape (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Day Of Conquest (9-5) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Gavlar 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt outpaced, never on terms, 6th of 8, 16l behind Voice of A Leader (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Gloss 10-1 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden and edged left over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 16l behind Voice of A Leader (9-5) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Hoon (IRE) Camacho gelding out of Luggala.
Meteoroid (USA) 9-2 (9-5) Dwelt held up, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 7l behind Expert (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Tancred (IRE) 5-2fav (9-5) Headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind New Bidder (9-5) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd.