STRIKE A LIGHT came here in May and landed a poor handicap on ground with some give. Two runs on quicker going yielded nothing but a return to softer conditions last week saw her gain an emphatic victory for which a 6lb penalty should be easily overcome. Sbraase has only won on Polytrack but has been running reasonably on fast going and though Pretty Bubbles was tailed off here last week she had won a Newbury handicap in good style in May and would be a threat in that kind of form. Ted's Brother is only 2lb higher than his victory at Nottingham last month so should be respected if in the same mood.
Anton Chigurh 8-1 (9-5) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 34l behind Flemish School (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 9l behind Hanalei Bay (9-10) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Comrade Bond 14-1 (8-13) Took keen hold early, chased leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, behind and eased over 1f out, last of 8, 22l behind Two Moons (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Jun.
Pretty Bubbles 3-1fav (9-5) Held up, headway 3f out, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 45l behind Handheld (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Valen (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, took keen hold, pushed along and effort over 2f out, never on terms, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Laftah (9-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Sbraase 7-2 (9-5) Held up, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Ocean Applause (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Fantasy Gladiator 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leading trio, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, last of 5, 8l behind Pearl Nation (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Punk 20-1 (9-5) In rear, pushed along and headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 2l behind Marmarus (8-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Strike A Light 9-4fav (8-11) Raced centre close up, led overall over 1f out, ridden clear, won at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (5) gs beating Mendacious Harpy (9-6) by 8l, 6 ran.