Yarmouth winner Simple Rhythm finished behind Pharoh Jake over today's C&D last month and his penalty means he is 3lb worse off today. The former was also beaten by IMAGINARY DIVA here a year ago and George Margarson's mare likes a bit of give in the ground. She can come out on top today though Funcheon Vale is lightly raced and possibly still improving judged on her second at Bath where she was tackling 5f for the first time. Chicarito is often placed but is still a maiden after 11 starts and finished last on his latest start.
Lucky Royale 5-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, never on terms after, ridden and beaten over 1f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Shared Moment (8-8) at Lingfield 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Imaginary Diva 4-1 (9-6) Dwelt, always in rear, 6th of 7, 6l behind Speedyfix (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Funcheon Vale (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Trending (8-6) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Uncle Timmy 10-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Verus Delicia (8-7) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Chicarito 8-1 (9-1) Steadied and awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 7l behind Ghazeer (8-12) at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Simple Rhythm 17-2 (8-7) Prominent, every chance from halfway, led inside final furlong, ran on, readily, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul beating Roy's Legacy (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Pharoh Jake 11-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace when squeezed out entering final furlong, no chance after, 6th of 7, 9l behind Langley Vale (9-7) at Brighton 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs.