SWORD OF THE LORD returned a clear winner over course and distance last week. Michael Bell's charge can go in again with most of the opposition struggling for form. Perseverent Pete finished a bit closer last time having slipped down the weights while Ishisoba went close at this track early in the season but was tailed off here last time. Actonetaketwo hasn't raced since May but Khelac and Mick Dundee have the past form to figure if rediscovering their best.
Sword of The Lord 5-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, smooth headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, quickened to lead final 135 yards, soon clear, easily, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Uncle Dermot (9-7) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Magic Lando (FR) 3-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Icy Blue (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Clear Loch 16-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 19l behind Little Indian (8-6) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Khelac 16-1 (9-3) Raced wide, close up, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 15, 16l behind Moral Issue (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Mick Dundee (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in touch in rear, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, last of 6, 10l behind Bertie Moon (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Birdie King 20-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 17l behind Artful Lady (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Norphin 9-2 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Let Me In (8-8) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Minimee 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Bertie Moon (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Actonetaketwo 7-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, last of 10, 24l behind Noor Al Haya (8-0) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in May.
Dreaming Again 100-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 29l behind Cornrow (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Ishisoba 11-1 (8-13) Mid-division, hampered over 4f out, soon lost place, 12th of 13, 28l behind Napinda (9-1) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Sep.
Shikamoo 25-1 (7-13) With leader, weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 6, 18l behind Equitissa (9-4) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Perseverent Pete (USA) 66-1 (8-9) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, wandered and lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 10, 6l behind Tatting (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.