Burnham has often been the subject of market confidence during his career and his long-suffering followers finally got their victory as he kept on well to score at Chepstow. The handicapper has raised him 5lb for those labours so it remains to be seen if he can prosper for getting his head in front. Muffin Mcleay dropped a heavy hint at Ripon but he seems high enough in the handicap at present so COME ON BLUE CHIP is chanced at the likely odds. Paul D'Arcy's four-year-old is at his best with fast ground obtaining and having obliged at Windsor earlier in the season, he has gone on to be placed on two further occasions. Ogbourne Downs has recorded two victories from his three starts and has been returned at big prices on both occasions. Commend has tended to come to hand at this part of the season and connections will be hoping that the cheekpieces can work where the visor has previously failed.
King Torus (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) In touch, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 8, well behind Marcret (9-7) at Chester 1m clm stks (4) gs in Jun.
Muffin Mcleay (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched left and ridden, edged right over 1f out, not able to get on terms with winner inside final furlong, switched left towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Awake My Soul (9-1) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in May.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on towards finish, never a factor, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Nabucco (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Mawaakef (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Tracked leading pair, not clear run briefly 2f out, weakening when not clear run again over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Code Of Honor (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Pilgrims Rest (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Held up last, pushed along over 2f out, no chance when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Code Of Honor (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Commend 4-1 (8-12) Chased leading trio on rails, chased over 3f out, one pace when hung right over 1f out, no extra in 4th final 50 yards dropped to 5th post, 5th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Asatir (9-9) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Jun.
Burnham 5-4fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Lady Bayside (9-4) by 1l, 8 ran.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) In rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 7l behind Court Pastoral (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Ogbourne Downs 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders in close 5th, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders and switched left over 1f out, chased leader inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Harry Bosch (8-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) Tracked leading pair until over 2f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, lost modest 3rd over 1f out, dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 7, 17l behind Haylaman (9-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.