CAPABLE GUEST has run into some form again, and although penalised 6lbs for his recent narrow Newcastle success, he is probably capable of following up on a surface he enjoys, while Cape Marien is a danger. The selection has slipped to a very handy mark compared to much of his form from the none-too-distant past and now that he has regained the winning the thread we will follow him again tonight. Cape Marien was a decisive scorer at Wolverhampton last time over further than this and is also penalised 6lbs for that. She went well over course and distance when just touched off here last month and looks a leading player. Ardmaddy is 6lbs higher than a previous win over this trip at Wolverhampton and he does act on the Polytrack, though he has not won here in four previous attempts. Inch Lodge, Resplendent Ace and Blue Tango just look a little too high in the weights at the moment, while Smooth As Silk remains a maiden but is now on a handy enough mark and may well make her presence felt. Capable Guest is the one for us.
Capable Guest (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Held up, headway well over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep beating Summer Lodge (9-3) by nk, 9 ran.
Croon 16-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Gloucester (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Resplendent Ace (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, effort when not much room well over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 14, 5l behind Blue Turk (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Megalala (IRE) 7-1 (10-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, edged left and soon one pace, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Hollow Green (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Inch Lodge 150-1 (9-0) Slowly away, rapid headway and soon chased leaders on outer, pushed along 5f out, soon lost place and eased, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Mawatheeq (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Yvonne Evelyn (USA) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked winner until over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 11l behind Qelaan (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Cape Marien (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Always prominent, switched right just over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on well comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Leyte Gulf (9-10) by 4l, 12 ran.
Ardmaddy (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, prominent, steady headway from over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcap (6) pol in Feb beating King's Majesty (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Zaif (IRE) 22-1 (9-5) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Blue Turk (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Smooth As Silk (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Bramalea (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Blue Tango (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 32l behind Red Expresso (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (6) pol in Sep.
King of The Beers (USA) 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 7f out, rallied entering final 2f, ridden and kept on to take 4th towards finish, 4th of 12, 6l behind Astrolibra (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Act Three 12-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, no headway, well beaten over 1f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Curacao (9-10) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Silken Promise (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 8l behind Hollow Green (8-6) at Windsor 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.