broke well, soon restrained in touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never a threat
steadied start, chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon beaten
pulled hard, soon prominent, led over 3f out, strongly challenged throughout final furlong, held on well
led 1f, chased leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on
led after 1f, headed over 3f out, rallied and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
Cosmic Storm is the only three-year-old in this line-up and it has to be a plus that Serena Brotherton rides but she's been treading water off this sort of mark in handicaps. Nona Blu has been knocking on the door but steps up in class off a higher mark while Stormbound disappointed at Chepstow after winning easily at Brighton. VICTOR'S BET is back on a winning mark and, with rain forecast, could have conditions to suit. He could be worth an interest as course and distance winner Living Leader remains out of sorts.
Stormbound (IRE) 3-1jfav (9-11) Held up in touch in rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 7, 8 3/4l behind Diamonds A Dancing (9-2) at Chepstow 1m hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Victor's Bet (SPA) 10-1 (9-11) Towards rear, switched left over 2f out, soon one pace, ridden over 1f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 11, 6 1/2l behind Attain (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Cosmic Storm 5-2jfav (9-2) Keen in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Blacklister (9-9) at Leicester 1m hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Nona Blu 5-1 (9-8) Held up in mid-division, headway when nnot clear run over 2f out until inside final 2f, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, every chance when hung left inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, hd behind Mia Tesoro (9-7) at Salisbury 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Living Leader 33-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair in touch, pushed along and headway on outside over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Panko (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jul.