Senator Bong opened his account at Nottingham and could figure on his handicap bow if handling the going while Broughtons Charm got off the mark in a Polytrack maiden a fortnight ago and William Buick's booking takes the eye. Harrogate Fair scored over the minimum trip in heavy ground at Yarmouth last time but faces tougher competition in this and DUMBARTON ROCK makes more appeal. He went close to catching Evoke over 6f at the same Yarmouth meeting and first-time blinkers may give him the edge to go one better in this.
Bottle Blonde 9-1 (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Delores Rocket (8-8) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Reliant Robin (IRE) 18-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 3l behind Pira Palace (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Senator Bong 12-1 (9-3) Close up, headway to lead entering final furlong, readily, won at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs beating Gallena (8-12) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Khefyn (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Carried right start, always in rear, last of 10, 12l behind Pira Palace (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Broughtons Charm (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on to lead again post, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol beating Rebelde (9-0) by shd, 12 ran.
Front Page News 7-2fav (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leaders, chased winner 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no chance final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Pasaka Boy (9-6) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Forceful Flame 20-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Baltic Knight (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Dumbarton Rock 15-8fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, edged right and led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Evoke (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Harrogate Fair 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and pressed from over 1f out, asserted near finish, won at Yarmouth 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Ladweb (9-4) by 3/4l, 7 ran.