Turjuman won over a shorter trip here on Monday but faces tougher opponents in this and is carrying a penalty. Sommersturm never looked like following up his earlier Lingfield win at Kempton on Wednesday and a 7lb claimer takes over the reins today but Daring Damsel ran well over track and trip a week ago when finishing a place behind the runner-up PARTY PALACE. The latter was only headed in the closing stages by Jezza on that occasion and is fancied to go one better in this.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Evergreen Forest (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Uncut Stone (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 15, 11l behind Jawaab (9-9) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Trumpet Voluntary (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 5l behind Brimstone Hill (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Daring Damsel (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Led, 4 lengths clear 6f out, ridden 4f out, driven 2f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Jezza (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Turjuman (USA) 14-1 (10-11) Held up mid-division, ridden to chase leader 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Red Mystique (10-4) by nk, 12 ran.
Sommersturm (GER) 5-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Time Square (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mr Plod 9-1 (8-9) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 12l behind Ay Tay Tate (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Aegean Destiny 10-3 (9-3) Slowly into stride headway to track leaders 7f out, ridden over 3f out, plugged on, 3rd of 13, 14l behind Just When (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Party Palace 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, chased leader over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Jezza (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
I'lldoit 9-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden and dropped to rear 4f out, never dangerous after, 7th of 8, 20l behind Neighbourhood (9-0) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Bet Noir (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 11th of 12, 49l behind Hoonose (8-4) at Lingfield 2m sll hcp 0-60 (6) pol.