VALDAW may have slipped far enough down the weights to finally get his head in front judged on his latest effort at Chepstow when just failing to catch the winner. Tony Carroll's charge gets the nod ahead of Glenluji, who ran his best race so far this year when fifth at this track last time. Cheeky Wee Red also ran well here on his latest start with Shambo Hill Theatre and Shunkawakhan behind but still has something to prove over today's longer trip and it's a hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder.
Tazaamun (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) In touch, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 14th of 18, 15l behind Searing Heat (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Glenluji 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, edged right and headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Harare (8-12) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Naafetha (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, 10th of 11, 28l behind Harare (8-12) at Ayr 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Bridge Valley 66-1 (9-1) Dwelt, in rear, soon outpaced and reminders, headway over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Main Beach (9-6) at Redcar 7f sell stks (6) gf.
Number One Guy 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, last of 11, well behind Royal Alcor (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Cheeky Wee Red 16-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Burnwynd Boy (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Sweet Vera 50-1 (8-7) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, lost touch over 1f out, 13th of 14, 20l behind Rockweiller (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Jonnie Skull (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Shamo Hill Theatre 25-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1l behind Burnwynd Boy (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Shunkawakhan (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Burnwynd Boy (8-12) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Valdaw 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon switched left, kept on, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Percythepinto (8-10) at Chepstow 7f stks 0-55 (6) gd in May.