FAIR PASSION went close over C&D on a couple of occasions before winning at Wolverhampton and a three month lay-off may have freshened him up. He gets the nod ahead of Grandmas Dream. who has been in good form without winning on both Polytrack and turf of late. Crimson Cloud has managed to go up 3lb in the weights for being beaten four lengths at York last time, albeit in better company, while Punching saves his best for the Fibresand these days.
Punching 20-1 (8-13) Chased winner until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Best Trip (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Caledonia Princess 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed, kept on final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Bianca De Medici (9-2) at Windsor 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Fair Passion 5-2 (9-13) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, chased winner briefly inside final furlong, no impression near finish, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Tillys Tale (9-6) at Southwell 5f fll hcp (4) fbs in May.
Grandmas Dream 5-2 (9-4) Led briefly, chased winner, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 3, 4l behind Volcanic Dust (9-3) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Crimson Cloud 6-1 (8-6) Went right start, in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Berberana (8-12) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 6-1 (8-9) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, soon beaten, eased when no chance final furlong, last of 7, 19l behind Tyfos (9-7) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Elhamri 12-1 (9-10) Led 1f, chased winner, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Rainy Night (9-3) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ignatieff (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Lucky Art (9-2) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Patch Patch 12-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Fol Hollow (9-2) at Catterick 5f clm stks (6) sft in Jul.