took keen hold, chased leading trio, went 3rd travelling well 3f out, not clear run and switched left to inside over 1f out, driven and chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on strongly close home, just held
COMMEND beat little when landing the odds at Carlisle last time but couldn't have done it any easier. Handicapping for the first time here, there should be plenty more to come from him. Valiant Girl proved a disappointment on her handicap debut at Goodwood having won at the same track before that but Docs Legacy has scope for improvement on only his second start of the year. Rose Season is another who could figure with the 3lb claim of Dominic Fox helping her cause but Drummond makes more appeal on his recent second at Bath. Freddy Q may get involved if rediscovering his early season form.
Commend 2-5fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, drew clear entering final furlong, easily, won at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul beating Urban Daydream (8-12) by 5l, 10 ran.
Valiant Girl 8-1 (9-1) Chased , ridden and pressed leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 16, 7l behind My Queenie (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Freddy Q (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up, effort when short of room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Angel Gabrial (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Presburg (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 11, 5l behind Henry Clay (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Minstrels Gallery (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 14th of 15, 31l behind Fast Or Free (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun.
Devine Guest (IRE) 33-1 (7-10) Held up and behind, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 18, 3 1/2l behind Grandeur (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd.
Rose Season 14-1 (8-12) Raced keenly, tracked leader, led over 7f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Marshgate Lane (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft in Jul.
Drummond 9-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and kept narrow lead when pressed from 2f out, driven inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 6, nk behind Future Security (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Docs Legacy (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) In touch, switched left to challenge over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Bountiful Girl (9-4) at Carlisle 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Forest Row 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, eased over 1f out, 11th of 12, well behind Michelangelo (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Jun.
Light Zabeel (USA) 5-2 (9-7) Soon in rear, took keen hold, went 3rd over 4f out until ridden 2f out, one pace, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Foursquare Funtime (8-8) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.