Trending beat today's rival Monty Fay narrowly at Chepstow but neither has exactly enhanced the form though the former found 6f beyond him last time. OCEAN MYTH goes best on good or fast ground which he should get here. He was in the lead at today's trip when runner-up to Dark Ages at Salisbury and looks well enough treated to gain his second victory. West Leake Hare is having his first run at the minimum trip but once again showed good speed when a close third to Khubala at Doncaster and looks the main danger. Funcheon Vale makes her handicap debut and she's shown enough potential to be considered for a place at least.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Khubala (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Le King Beau (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Impel (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ocean Myth 9-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Dark Ages (9-6) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Cincinnati Kit 11-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Russian Bullet (8-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Funcheon Vale (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Prominent on near side rail, ridden 2f out, hung left to join main group in centre over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Nocturn (9-3) at Windsor 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd.
Trending (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Raced stand side tracked leaders, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 18th of 19, 15l behind Novalist (9-4) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Monty Fay (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 9, 5l behind Million Faces (9-5) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Selinda 18-1 (8-8) Outpaced, headway over 1f out, plugged on, never dangerous, 10th of 17, 13l behind Seventeen Seventy (9-7) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.
Too Ambitious 33-1 (8-5) Led to halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Henry Bee (9-3) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) sft.