Mati Hari Blue has been in fine fettle at Southwell of late but has won over 5f here albeit in soft ground off a much lower mark. Tagula Night scored over the minimum trip at Sandown last season but Aye Aye Digby made all over track and trip earlier this month with Elna Bright and Interakt behind and makes more appeal. We Have A Dream is a rare winner nowadays and the veteran Judd Street continues to struggle despite tumbling down the weights. A chance is taken on MON BRAV as his recent third at Doncaster may herald a return to form while Dorback is another with claims on one of his going days.
Mata Hari Blue 11-4 (9-6) Chased leader, led halfway, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well, eased close home, won at Southwell 6f fll hcp (4) fbs beating Dancheur (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Tagula Night (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Raced far side, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 15th of 25, 8l behind Gabbiano (8-13) at Ascot 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Docofthebay (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 14, 8l behind Mezzotint (9-3) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Ray of Joy 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 5, 5l behind Charlotte Rosina (9-7) at Kempton 6f fll hcp (4) pol.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Made all, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Where's Reiley (8-8) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Shifting Star (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 10l behind Great Expectations (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
We Have A Dream 14-1 (9-0) Led narrowly, driven inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Apollo D'Negro (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Mon Brav 8-1 (9-0) Towards rear and pushed along, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 16, 3/4l behind Half A Billion (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Dorback 10-1 (9-0) Prominent until halfway, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 12l behind Half A Billion (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Judd Street 20-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, ridden 2f out, never able to challenge, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 10l behind Eager To Bow (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Dark Lane 6-1 (9-7) In touch and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Avon Breeze (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept same pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 9, 5l behind Mubtadi (9-0) at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Apr.
Macdillon 16-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Sir Maximilian (9-7) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
The Wee Chief (IRE) 4-1 (9-11) Raced centre, steadied start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 11l behind Festival Dance (9-1) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Elna Bright 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance over 1f out, stayed on under pressure, 4th of 13, 1l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-6) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Interakt 16-1 (9-2) Awkward start, always behind, 10th of 13, 13l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-6) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Safari Mischief 9-2 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Sermons Mount (9-6) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug '11.
Haadeeth (9-11) won at L'Ancresse(GUE) 6f hcp gd, 5 ran.
Decent Fella (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Dwelt towards rear, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 11, 3l behind Dark Lane (8-10) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.