Presto Volante was withdrawn from a race at Bath earlier this week on account of the fast ground and the lightly-raced Windsor third has a chance here. Before Bruce is a C&D winner and was fourth in an amateurs' race at Goodwood nine days ago while English Summer is very well treated on his best form, though has rather lost the plot lately. Seamus Durack runs both Wolverhampton second Lakota Ghost and the three-year-old EIGHTFOLD and it's the latter who looks the one to beat after his staying-on third over C&D last week when he didn't enjoy the clearest of passages. Ironically was disappointing when only fifth at Wolverhampton last time but may still prove the pick of the remainder ahead of Irish raider Passion Planet.
Taroum (IRE) 5-1 (10-13) Towards rear, headway on inside well over 2f out, ridden 2f out, driven and one pace inside final 2f, 8th of 12, 15l behind Swift Blade (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Before Bruce 8-1 (11-4) In touch, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Swift Blade (11-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd.
Edgware Road 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 7th of 13, 11l behind Whodathought (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May.
English Summer 10-1 (9-4) Prominent, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Fleur De La Vie (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (6) pol in Aug.
Presto Volante (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Held up in rear, struggling over 4f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Bright Abbey (9-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Tijori (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, hung badly left and no extra final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Highlife Dancer (8-12) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Spring Secret 10-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 13l behind Elbow Beach (9-1) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Ironically (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 7, 10l behind Raving Monsun (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Viola da Gamba (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Fly jumped start in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 12, 6l behind Bramshill Lass (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Snow Ridge 50-1 (9-3) Broke well but soon in rear, outpaced and behind over 5f out, 11th of 12, 47l behind Volcanic Jack (9-8) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Neil's Pride 9-4fav (8-5) Bumped start, held up in rear, slipped on 1st turn and lost hind legs, ridden on outside 3f out, headway and hung left from over 2f out, went modest 4th post, 4th of 11, 7l behind Dorry K (9-0) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Kozmina Bay 14-1 (8-10) Mid-division, lost place 5f out, 10th of 14, 26l behind April Ciel (8-3) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Passion Planet (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and no extra over 3f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Regal Tramp (9-8) at Dundalk 2m hcp 50-75 pol.
Lakota Ghost (USA) 3-1 (9-1) Always prominent, went 2nd 4f out, ridden 3f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Magic Millie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Eightfold 8-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headay when not clear run over 2f out, not clear run well over 1f out, soon switched left and headway, running on when switched right and left inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Switched Off (9-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
David's Folly (IRE) 10-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, went 2nd 7f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 6l behind Arch Event (9-1) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.