Jay Bee Blue was beaten over a mile last time but had scored over today's trip at Windsor before that. He's preferred to Song Of Parkes who has struggled since winning over track and trip last month. It was soft going when DARK LANE when close at Ffos Las earlier this month and he may have the edge with some cut in the ground and an apprentice's allowance furthering his cause. Jennifer Ferguson's claim should also benefit Perfect Venture given he's 9lb higher than when winning on the Polytrack here in July while Emerald Sea looks best of the rest off her current mark.
Dark Lane 8-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Rigolleto (9-6) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Song Of Parkes 16-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden halfway, no impression, 7th of 9, 12l behind Lulu The Zulu (8-13) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (3) gs.
Jay Bee Blue 4-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up, headway to 4th over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd in closing stages, no impression, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Wordismybond (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Midnight Feast 4-1fav (9-9) Attempted to go down in stalls, went left and very slowly away, always behind, 9th of 10, 16l behind Pucon (8-13) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Night Trade (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders stands' side, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Bajan Bear (9-9) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Perfect Venture 9-2 (9-6) Dwelt, towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Clock Opera (8-8) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ghostwing 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Overrider 66-1 (8-12) Very slowly away, in rear and outpaced, 9th of 10, 28l behind Jontleman (8-12) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Ryan Style (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Switched to race in centre group after 1f, effort well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Big Wave (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Emerald Sea 6-1 (9-4) Close up, headway and every chance over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Gift Of Silence (9-7) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Rambo Will 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Commandingpresence (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Zaheeb 16-1 (9-4) Led until over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Hawk Moth (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.