COMMEND has been a tad disappointing despite being placed in a couple of handicaps. He didn't get the best of trips on either occasion, however, and is given another chance here. He should get a good tow round from Leicester winner Deia Sunrise who tried making all once again at Sandown last time but there's a few others with decent claims. Paddyfrommenlo just got the better of Deepsand over C&D in July and Clon Brulee scored over track and trip on his penultimate start. Cottesmore and Eastern Destiny are other recent winners who may not have stopped improving yet.
Deia Sunrise (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Led, joined 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 4th post, 5th of 10, 2l behind Initiator (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Commend 3-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Blue Surf (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 6l behind Universal (9-10) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Swnymor (IRE) 11-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 17l behind Sir Graham Wade (8-8) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Deepsand (IRE) 12-1 (8-3) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, rider dropped whip towards finish, held by leading pair close home, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Edmaaj (9-8) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Clon Brulee (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 8th of 16, 8l behind Silver Lime (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Cottesmore (USA) 4-5fav (9-3) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, soon clear, easily, won at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Aug beating Dark Ruler (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Paddyfrommenlo (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Close up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 21l behind Gala Casino Star (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Eastern Destiny 11-2 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 14l behind Valiant (9-5) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jun.