Not a bad contest for it's class and one where VIOLENT VELOCITY is taken to edge it over Summer Dancer, while Tuxedo is among others considered. Peter Hiatt-trained Tuxedo is 5lbs higher than when tonight's pilot Darryll Holland steered him to success at Yarmouth over this trip last month and he will be very competitive here. Summer Dancer may be even more so after justifying favouritism to make a late play in winning at Musselburgh, for which he carries a 6lb penalty. Even so, his winning margin could have been greater there and he looks a big threat. Azure Mist is tricky to win with, but Mark Tompkins' filly is on the same mark as her only success, which came on the Polytrack, and she can be taken on. Napoletano has run well here but appears to prefer either Lingfield or Brighton, and we will turn our attentions to Violent Velocity. John Quinn's six-year-old was a ready scorer at Newcastle over this trip, for which the assessor has put him up just 4lbs. He acts well on a sound surface and we think he can repeat the dose.
Summer Dancer (IRE) 5-2fav (9-13) Held up, headway when not much room over 1f out, squeezed through entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Stellite (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Purus (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 8l behind My Gacho (9-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tuxedo 8-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Apollo Shark (9-11) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 5-2fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, smooth headway well over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Compton's Eleven (9-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Phluke 18-1 (9-4) Chased leading pair, driven along over 2f out, weakened quickly, 10th of 11, 17l behind Romany Princess (10-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Resplendent Nova 12-1 (9-11) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 10, 10l behind Tuxedo (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Pippbrook Gold 15-2 (9-9) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 11l behind Compton Blue (9-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Azure Mist 5-2fav (9-8) Chased leaders far side group, every chance over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Bid For Gold (9-5) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Napoletano (GER) 12-1 (9-0) Close up, led narrowly over 4f out, ridden and headed narrowly over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Support Fund (9-7) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Another Try (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Led, hard ridden 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra when lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Global Village (9-3) at Kempton 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jul.
Mount Ella 8-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 7l behind Ishibee (8-6) at Folkestone 6f fll hcp (5) gf.