First Rebellion was all out to win at Chepstow last week and will do well to confirm running with runner-up Thorpe Bay under a penalty, while Roy's Legacy steps up a grade after scoring here last time. White Spirit and Dark Ages were both placed on their latest starts and could be thereabouts once again, but a tentative vote in a wide-open contest goes to ZAIN POINT. He'd have finished closer in a maiden at Lingfield last time if not for being carried wide on the bend and Gerard Bulter's colt may have got in a couple of pounds light for his handicap debut as a result.
Meloneras 4-1 (9-0) With leader, pushed along over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Miss Lahar (8-11) at Chepstow 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gs in Aug.
Zain Point (IRE) 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort on outside when carried wide entering straight, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 4l behind Dishy Guru (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Princess Banu 14-1 (8-10) Soon last and pushed along, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 5, 7l behind Imelda Mayhem (9-0) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
White Spirit (IRE) 6-4fav (8-12) Reared start, soon recover to chase leaders and keen, driven over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Relentless Harry (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Dark Ages (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Son Du Silence (9-2) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Thorpe Bay 7-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, pressed winner and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and held last strides, 2nd of 10, shd behind First Rebellion (8-8) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Roy's Legacy 7-1 (8-9) Chased leading pair, switched left to chase leader over 1f out, led final 130 yards, stayed on, won at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug beating Balm (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
First Rebellion 9-2 (8-8) With leader, ridden 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, soon strongly pressed, found extra last strides, won at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug beating Thorpe Bay (9-7) by shd, 10 ran.
Imperial Weapon (IRE) 66-1 (7-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, hampered over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Worth (9-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.