A lucky pin may be required to find the winner but on the formbook, ROUGH ROCK is taken to see off Summer Rose and Greek Secret. The gelding was always going to struggle from out of the handicap at Windsor but on some of his older form; a perusal suggests that he should be able to handle the surface and having raced off a mark of 75 - today's rating of 51 looks to offer some hope. Summer Rose is one of two participants from the Robert Cowell yard. She has not had much racing on turf before though the pedigree lends us to believe that she will enjoy any moisture that obtains between now and post time. Greek Secret has shown very little of late though he hails from a shrewd yard and this is some journey to get to the course. Russian Rocket is a regular at this circuit and appears sure to run his race. Imaginary Diva is back to a winning mark though the actual act of victory has proved somewhat elusive. Chatterszaha had some ability as a juvenile though is yet to convince us that he has trained on. A very moderate affair in which stakes will be kept to the minimum about Royal Rock.
Irish Music (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Matuza (9-3) at Windsor 6f sell stks (6) gf in Jun.
Russian Rocket (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leader after 1f, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 9th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Solemn (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Rosie Says No 6-1fav (8-13) Dwelt, always in rear, 14th of 16, 7l behind Solemn (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Imaginary Diva 14-1 (9-3) Held up in touch on rail, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Thoughtsofstardom (8-5) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Greek Secret 28-1 (8-10) Dwelt, hampered soon after start, in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 16, 9l behind Solemn (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Sorrel Point 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Tongalooma (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Wavertree Princess (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders 3f, 12th of 13, 14l behind Lithaam (8-5) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Rough Rock (IRE) 7-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Efisio Princess (8-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Summer Rose 4-1fav (8-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed close up, until weakened towards finish, 5th of 10, 2l behind Bluebok (9-2) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Chatterszaha 66-1 (8-9) Raced freely in lead, headed 2f out, soon hung left and weakened, 8th of 12, 11l behind Leelu (8-12) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Taboor (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Always outpaced towards rear, no chance final 2f and soon eased, 9th of 10, 16l behind Rough Rock (8-9) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Mugeba 66-1 (7-13) Always in rear, 12th of 14, 12l behind Fyelehk (8-11) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Monte Major (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Broke well, mid-division, switched right and headway well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Metal Guru (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gleaming Spirit (IRE) 18-1 (8-6) Tracked winner until ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 11l behind Spirit of Coniston (8-10) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Town House 20-1 (7-12) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 10, 4l behind Revue Princess (9-5) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Sofinella (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Maggie Kate (8-12) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-52 (6) gs in Sep.