ROCKET ROB is taken to get the better of Cecily and Garstang amongst others. Simon Callaghan's charge has been in the form of his life but still looks one step ahead of the handicapper as he seemed certain to have won his latest start if only the gaps had come at the right time. Frankie Dettori, who was on board when he won at Sandown, is riding with plenty of confidence at present and can be relied upon to have him in the right place. Cecily wears headgear for the first time and that could bring about some improvement from her as she bids for a third career success; the handicapper has certainly given her a chance. Garstang ran well at Kempton and has won here four times but never over the minimum whilst Fromsong and Wotashirtfull have been struggling for form of late. Pocket's Pick is not without claims if the headgear has the desired effect and Asaint Needs Brass ran well enough at two to merit consideration on his return to action for a new yard but it's hard to get away from Rocket Rob.
Chjimes (IRE) 22-1 (9-6) Stumbled badly start, missed break, not recover, no chance and soon eased, took no part, last of 14, well behind Discanti (8-13) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Misaro (GER) 12-1 (9-8) Went right start, soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Miss Chamanda (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Asaint Needs Brass (USA) 2-1fav (9-7) Chased winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 4, 7l behind Athania (8-4) at Great Leighs 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug '08.
Wotashirtfull (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Close up on rail, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 13l behind The Tatling (8-13) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
The Magic of Rio 25-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 8l behind Blown It (8-7) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Cecily 11-1 (9-3) Pressed leader, pushed along halfway, weakened final 1f, 4th of 5, 5l behind Golden Destiny (9-3) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 7-4fav (9-1) Held up, not clear run from over 2f out until inside final furlong, strong run and finished well to take 2nd last stride, not reach winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Miss Chamanda (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Garstang 4-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Silver Prelude (8-11) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fromsong (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Led and disputed to halfway, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 13th of 14, 7l behind Solemn (9-1) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Pocket's Pick (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Always in rear, ridden and struggling halfway, last of 11, 16l behind Comadoir (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.