Dark Lane won an apprentices' race here three weeks ago under Hollie Doyle and is on the short-list again as he's been in good form lately. But it's worth giving another chance to PICC OF BURGAU, who is still relatively unexposed and weighted to reverse Salisbury running with Joyous nine days ago. Come On Dave and West Coast Dream hold few secrets from the handicapper while the ground still looks too fast for Oscars Journey. Silverrica was disappointing last time here.
Come On Dave (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Led on far rail, clear halfway, ridden and reduced lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 100 yards, one pace in 3rd, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Pearl Blue (9-8) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Silverrica (IRE) 4-1fav (8-11) Raced close to near side rail, chased leader, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Gladiatrix (9-12) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Joyous 2-1fav (9-12) Led 2f, tracked leader, driven 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead again towards finish, won at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Picc of Burgau (9-11) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Oscars Journey 3-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-12) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
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 in Jul beating Whitecrest (9-10) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
West Coast Dream 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Perfect Muse (9-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Picc of Burgau 2-1fav (9-11) Held up in last pair, ridden to chase leaders inside final 2f, chased leading pair inside final furlong, stayed on to take 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Joyous (9-12) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Solemn 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and some headway over 1f out, hung left and weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Beach Rhythm (8-13) at Warwick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.