Swendab, Stonecrabstomorrow and Superior Edge were all placed over the minimum trip last time and Above The Stars won over 5f here last week. The latter carries a penalty today so a chance is taken on COMPTONSPIRIT. She has a recent run under her belt and the dual course and distance winner is back on a winning mark. Wooden King has also scored over track and trip and has slipped down the weights but First Rebellion looks a bigger danger on his recent second at Windsor.
Wooden King (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, joined 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon hampered, kept on again inside final furlong, last of 6, 3 1/2l behind Go Nani Go (9-5) at Chepstow 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gf.
Danziger (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 6l behind Love Island (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Comptonspirit 8-1 (8-10) Pressed leader until 2f out, chased leaders every chance went 2nd again and every chance approaching final furlong, outpaced to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Go Nani Go (9-5) at Chepstow 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gf.
Monsieur Jamie 20-1 (9-5) Awkwardly away, tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 14l behind Lastkingofscotland (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
New Decade 9-1 (9-3) Keen led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 47l behind Creek Falcon (8-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Emiratesdotcom 4-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on same pace and no impression on leaders inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Dashwood (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Swendab (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) With leader, led and hung badly left 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Dark Lane (8-10) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd final 100 yards, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Go Nani Go (9-5) at Chepstow 5f Handicap (0-75) (6yo+) (5) gf.
Superior Edge 16-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Dark Lane (8-10) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Bilash 40-1 (8-11) Raced wide pushed along in rear, never on terms, 12th of 15, 13l behind Belle Bayardo (8-8) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Above The Stars 14-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, switched right over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, led final 100 yards, ran on well, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm beating Molly Jones (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Courtland Avenue (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 10l behind Whitecrest (9-5) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Courageous (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 9l behind Methaaly (8-8) at Windsor 6f app hcp (6) gf.
Trending (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 15l behind Dreams Of Glory (8-13) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Basle 14-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Muftarres (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
First Rebellion 15-2 (8-4) Led, pushed along and strongly pressed over 1f out, ran on, headed near finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Methaaly (8-8) at Windsor 6f app hcp (6) gf.
Kyllachy Storm 10-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no impression with winner, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Dreams Of Glory (8-13) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.