Scudamore has been racing over 2m since scoring over track and trip in June when beating Aleatoric. The latter has subsequently won over 2m and Blazon was successful over the same trip at Kempton earlier. Nibras Gold got the better of Where You At when winning at Wolverhampton and that pair are closely matched but a chance is taken on PAX BRITANNICA. The latter has to be forgiven a poor effort over 2m at Chester last time but had been threatening a return to winning ways over today’s distance before that.
Blazon 13-2 (9-7) Held up off the pace towards rear of mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway chasing leaders and switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went never 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 3 1/4l behind Anisoptera (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Aleatoric (IRE) 7-2 (9-11) Prominent, led over 1f out, edged left well inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jul beating Coqueta (10-0) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.
Financial Conduct (IRE) 50-1 (9-9) In rear, stayed on wide from over 1f out, went never dangerous 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Strawman (10-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Bartholomew J (IRE) 16-1 (9-13) Held up in mdi-division, no impression 2f out, 7th of 12, 20 1/2l behind Aleatoric (9-11) at Wolverhampton 2m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
The Vegas Raider (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway and went third 2f out, soon ridden kept on closing stages but never on terms, 3rd of 9, 11 3/4l behind Carrigillihy (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Jun.
Nibras Gold (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) Tracked leader, pressed leader going well 3f out, led over 2f out, length ahead entering final 1f, ridden out final furlong and always holding on closing stages, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul beating Where You At (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Where You At 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, hung right over 2f out, headway into 2nd under 2f out, closed to challenge over 1f out, ran on and gaining steadily near line, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Nibras Gold (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Perthshire (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway on outside 1f out, kept on, never on terms, 6th of 11, 5 1/2l behind Geremia (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Scudamore (FR) 7-1 (9-2) Led, pushed along and headed 3f out, ridden over 2f out, faded quickly 2f out, 10th of 11, 26l behind Potenza (9-11) at Kempton 2m hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Pax Britannica (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Slowly away in rear, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, 5th of 6, 26 3/4l behind Military Two Step (9-7) at Chester 2m hcp fll (4) gs in Jul.