Circle Of Angels was more like it last time and could be dangerous off bottomweight in light of Mark Johnston runners' ability to bounce back to form whilst Laser Blazer's consistency puts him in the picture although the Gask gelding hasn't obliged in any contest better than Class 6. Norfolk Sky is generally reliable and should run his race in a competitive heat but the choice is THECORNISHCOWBOY. John Ryan's charge is a typical hold-up performer in that he needs things to drop just right. However, he's a strong traveller with a useful turn of foot and with his latest success arriving at Brighton, he should be quite at home at this track. The booking of Adam Kirby, who's already scored three times on the selection, increases confidence.
Break Rank (USA) 6-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Hill Of Dreams (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Laser Blazer 5-2 (9-5) Steadied start, held up last, goood headway over 4f out, went 3rd over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, strong challenge towards finish, always just held, 2nd of 5, nk behind The Holyman (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jun.
No Such Number 6-4 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, slightly outpaced when hampered inside final 2f, readily held and no chance after, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jun.
Thecornishcowboy 20-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 3f out, chasing winner when switched right over 1f out, ridden and no impression inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Porcini (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Norfolk Sky 8-1 (9-2) Awkward start, mid-division, headway 7f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 7l behind Gabrial's King (8-13) at Newbury 1m 4f app hcp (5) gf in May.
Marcus Antonius 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader after 1f and raced keenly, every chance well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 4 1/2l behind Foster's Road (8-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcap (4) pol in Mar.
Reggie Perrin 5-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Squad (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Close up until lost place and towards rear halfway, never on terms and no chance after, 8th of 9, 29l behind Admirable Duque (8-9) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Circle Of Angels 11-4 (8-13) Last to break, headway to track leader 11f out, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, stayed on, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Ebony Express (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.