Ragged Robbin is raised in class off a higher mark as he bids for a hat-trick. Dalgig has slipped down the weights but usually manages to find at least one too good while The Firm is another frustrating type and he's tried over a longer trip today. Nolecce may do better back over his winning distance but ELPIDA (NAP) is improving with every run. She finished third at Kempton last time to the progressive Sleeper, who has since landed a hat-trick, and David Simcock's filly is taken to open her account.
Dalgig 5-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, driven to lead over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Warrigal (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5).
Forward March 25-1 (9-11) Raced keenly and prominent, chased leader after 1f, pushed along and lost 2nd over 4f out, chased leaders, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 7, 36l behind Omnipresent (9-13) at Southwell 1m 4f clm stks (5) fbs in Jun.
Markami (FR) 10-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 8f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 40l behind Albonny (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
The Firm (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Behind, headway 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on, never on terms, 6th of 12, 6l behind Frontline Phantom (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd.
Nolecce 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 9l behind Uncle Bernie (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6).
Ragged Robbin (FR) 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 7f out, led approaching final 2f, ridden and strongly pressed inside final furlong, kept on gamely and found bit extra near finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Hallingham (9-9) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Elpida (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, went 3rd near finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Sleeper (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Pahente 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along 7f out, soon lost place, towards rear and no chance after, 9th of 12, 14l behind Hell Hath No Fury (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Sakhra 14-1 (9-5) Ran 4th, pushed along 4f out and soon no extra, moderate 5th 2f out, eased, tailed off, last of 6, well behind Asknotwhat (9-5) at Tramore 1m 4f 3yo mdn gd in May.