Rated 92, it’s a bit of a surprise to see RUSSIAN REALM in this as he was winning a Class 2 contest at Goodwood earlier this year. He may have the beating of Flowers On Venus in this, despite the latter just edging things at the weights. Threebagsue and Hearmenow also have a shout on these terms though the latter hasn’t raced since January and the former only won a claimer at Lingfield back in April. The remainder look up against it on such unfavourable terms and that includes Gold Flash and Bahamian Sunshine.
Russian Realm 10-1 (9-8) Towards rear, some headway far side over 1f out, never really involved, 8th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Cymraeg Bounty (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f hcp (3) gd in Aug.
Gold Flash 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Shawaahid (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Flowers On Venus (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, hung left from halfway, soon ridden and every chance approaching final 2f, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 8 1/4l behind Stellarta (8-4) at Windsor 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Icy Blue 25-1 (9-1) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 10, 10 3/4l behind Dark Crystal (9-10) at Ayr 7f hcp (6) gs in Jul.
Bahamian Sunshine 12-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace and no impression, 8th of 13, 9l behind Iceaxe (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Hearmenow (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Awkward start, driven forward to press leader, every chance when edged left over 1f out, held when short of room inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 5 1/2l behind Fast Enough (9-2) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Look Who's There Kyllachy gelding out of Look Here's Carol.
Threebagsue (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Soon close up on outside, went 2nd over 4f out, led 2f out, edged left and clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 7f stks (6) pol in Apr beating Justice Focused (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Hodgkins Trust (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Dwelt and bumped start, in rear, outpaced over 4f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Mecca's Missus (8-4) at Leicester 7f stks (6) gf in Aug.