Jolly Ranch has failed to figure on her last couple of starts and is 9lb higher than when beating MY METEOR here in July. In contrast, the latter is holding his form well and looks capable of landing his third course win of the season having gone close again at this track last time. Spic 'n Span has a length to find with the selection on earlier running, though he's scored over C&D since, while Cliffords Reprieve and Madam Isshe are others with a bit of ground to make up on the leading contenders.
My Meteor 6-1 (9-0) Off the pace in mid-division, headway halfway, chased winner approaching final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Ginzan (9-2) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Kyllachy Storm 28-1 (8-0) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place and bumped just over 1f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Little Jimmy Odsox (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bateleur 10-1 (9-4) Outpaced towards rear, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace to modest 5th closing stages, 5th of 8, 6l behind Lord Of The Reins (9-4) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Jolly Ranch 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader until 2f out, ridden over 1 out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Crimson Queen (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Sabys Gem (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, never a factor, 11th of 12, 8l behind Swendab (9-1) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Madam Isshe 2-1fav (9-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, never reached leaders and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Griffin Point (8-8) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Spic 'n Span 11-2 (9-5) With leader, slight lead on stands rail 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind Griffin Point (8-8) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Cliffords Reprieve 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden after 2f, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Dangerous Illusion (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Greyemkay 28-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up, switched left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Steel Rain (9-1) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Avonvalley 17-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along, headway on rail 4f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on closing stages, 4th of 8, 4l behind Lord Of The Reins (9-4) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Best One 11-2 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Griffin Point (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
My Best Man 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, under pressure over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 12, 13l behind Chantilly Jewel (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Feb.