A competitive contest for the grade. Live Dangerously arrives seeking a hat-trick but remains winless on the all-weather, as is recent Yarmouth scorer Percy Topliss. Vixen appears to have found her niche over this specialist trip and revealed a good attitude to oblige at Kempton last month. It's hard not to see her in the mix once again off her new 5lb higher mark. The Lords Walk requires respect on useful Irish form and didn't go too badly on his first start for the Gillard team but HIGHLAND PASS is the choice. The Passing Glance filly has perhaps not lived up to expectations but her penultimate start at Chester puts her in here with a major chance, especially as her recent effort over the Leicester mile inferred the drop to 7f would suit admirably. He chance is assisted by the claim of William Cox.
Vixen (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, switched right and effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jun beating Poyle Charlotte (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
The Lords Walk 25-1 (9-12) Soon handily placed, ridden over 2f out, staying on same from pace over 1f out, 6th of 13, 5 3/4l behind El Borracho (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Highland Pass 5-1 (9-8) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, went 2nd 5f out, every chance 2f out, edged right and lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/4l behind Choral Music (8-12) at Leicester 1m hcp fll (5) gf in Jun.
Three Gracez 14-1 (10-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 13, 4 3/4l behind Gainsay (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Delicate Kiss 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Directory (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Soaring Spirits (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 20 1/4l behind Adventureman (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Live Dangerously 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden clear inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gs in May beating Robert The Painter (9-7) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Cadeaux Boxer 11-1 (9-6) Tracked leader until halfway, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind De Vegas Kid (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Major Assault 11-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Dukes Meadow 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Almanack (9-7) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (7) pol in May.
Percy Toplis 25-1 (8-9) Led early, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on, led close home, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Wild Acclaim (9-2) by shd, 4 ran.
Musical Fire 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 13 1/4l behind Damocles (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.