Waseem Faris looks the pick of Mick Channon's pair in this while Cape Rainbow should improve on his debut third at Sandown. Norse Gold is starting to look exposed, however, while Emperor Vespasian needs to improve markedly on his Ascot run to get involved here. Lord Ofthe Shadows was just beaten in a Listed race over a longer trip here last month but didn't run up to that form back at this track last time and has already had seven starts this season. FROG HOLLOW has a bit to find with the Hannon runner on the book but looked a useful prospect when winning his maiden over C&D last month. The second was beaten less than two lengths in a Group 3 next time before winning her maiden so the form looks solid and Ralph Beckett's grey can double up today.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in 5th, went 4th 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, soon one pace and no impression on leading trio, 4th of 6, 6l behind Farhaan (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2yo nov stk (4) gd.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Ektihaam (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Frog Hollow 3-1fav (8-13) Steadied and went right start, held up towards rear, ridden and headway on rails over 2f out, chased leading pair and switched left off rail over 1f out, soon 2nd, driven and stayed on to lead final 130 yards, won at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug beating My Queenie (8-11) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Norse Gold 9-1 (9-4) Steadied start, always in rear, last of 8, 16l behind Pride And Joy (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Cape Rainbow 66-1 (9-3) Raced wide and soon pushed along in mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong to 3rd last strides, not pace of leading duo, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Emmuska (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Emperor Vespasian 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 17l behind Ortac Rock (9-3) at Ascot 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Mr Spiggott (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on strongly inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft beating Signor Sassi (9-3) by hd, 15 ran.