Peak Storm was only beaten a head over track and trip in between winning a couple of races over a mile here but is raised a 8lb for this. ROYAL NORMANDY is preferred given he won a higher grade contest at Sandown over today's distance recently. Wolverhampton winner Indian Affair has a 5lb rise negated by Tom Marquand's allowance while My Son Max will take advantage of his slide down the weights before long.
My Son Max 16-1 (9-12) Raced keenly, led after 1f, ridden approaching final furlong, headed and one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Distant High (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Peak Storm 9-4fav (9-1) Prominent, challenged over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) sft in Jul beating Mr Frankie (10-0) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Supersta 10-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, towards rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway and hanging left inside final 2f, hung left and kept on well in closing stages, not reach leaders, 6th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Bountybeamadam 10-1 (9-11) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, ridden and weakened soon after, 6th of 8, 13 1/4l behind Peak Storm (8-12) at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Indian Affair 7-2fav (9-9) With leader, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Jul beating Saffire Song (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Pashan Garh 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, never involved, 8th of 13, 12 1/2l behind Rezwaan (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Royal Normandy 2-1fav (8-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Sandown 7f hcp (5) gf in Jul beating Big Whiskey (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Silver Lining (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Stumbled and hampered start, held up, hampered again after 1f, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 7 3/4l behind Easy Tiger (9-4) at Goodwood 7f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
My Bubba 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, ridden to take 3rd over 1f out, kept on, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 5, 10 1/2l behind Mister Brightside (9-5) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Jun.
The Reel Way (GR) 5-1fav (9-2) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, soon lost 2nd, ridden and no extra in 4th approaching final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind Dandys Perier (8-12) at Chepstow 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Smiley Miley (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Took keen hold early, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 15 1/4l behind Dandys Perier (8-12) at Chepstow 7f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Dutch Falcon 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 6, 10 1/4l behind Inexorable Tide (9-2) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Jun.