Newby Lodge has solid claims if turning up given he was engaged to run at yesterday's meeting here. If absent then PROFESSOR JOHN makes plenty of appeal having gone close on the turf recently. He's yet to win on Polytrack, but placed efforts here off higher marks suggest he can put that right today. Prince Blue finally got off the mark at Lingfield last month and has been raised 3lb, while Appyjack has won over a mile here but disappointed before over longer distances. Miskin Diamond ran poorly at Chepstow last time having won at the same track before that.
Salybia Bay 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Franco Is My Name (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov '09.
Professor John (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Celestial Girl (9-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Prince Blue 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon recovered to chase leader, led 2f out, ridden and narrowly headed 1f out, rallied and battled on gamely to lead again last strides, won at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug beating Jovial (10-0) by hd, 8 ran.
Price Of Retrieval 80-1 (9-10) Keen led 1f, in touch, ridden 4f out, outpaced over 2f out, 5th of 10, 28l behind Laatafreet (8-13) at Leicester 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Yossi (IRE) 40-1 (8-3) Led after 1f, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Iron Condor (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Newby Lodge (IRE) 9-4fav (8-9) Raced keenly, soon in touch, led over 4f out, came stands side and headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Abigails Angel (9-6) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Ray Diamond 8-1 (9-3) Held up last, ridden along 5f out, struggling over 2f out, no chance after, last of 4, 11l behind Annabelle's Charm (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Jan '09.
Bonamassa 80-1 (7-9) Tracked leader, pushed along before 8f out, weakened from 3f out, last of 11, well behind Kavaloti (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Appyjack 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd well inside final furlong, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Arctic Maiden (9-8) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Miskin Diamond (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, went 3rd inside final 3f, staying on same pace when hampered 1f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 8, 8l behind Thank You Joy (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
The Absent Mare 8-1 (8-8) Held up in last pair, closed 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 30l behind Kepler's Law (9-6) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.