BAJAN BEAR had been threatening to win a race and went close at Wolverhampton on his latest start so it could be his turn today. Opus Dei also found only one too good last time but that was on the Fibresand at Southwell while The Tichborne reverted to type on his latest outing having won over 6f on the Turf here before that. Halling Dancer has claims on his earlier win at Ascot although he's 3lb higher today and Big Wave could make the frame once again.
Galatian 9-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 15, 11l behind Links Drive Lady (9-6) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Aldermoor (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Prominent, led over 5f out, soon joined, ridden over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Purley Queen (8-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Halling Dancer 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 14l behind Myboyalfie (9-3) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
The Tichborne (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 11th of 12, 12l behind Idler (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Opus Dei 12-1 (9-1) Raced wide throughout in touch, effort to press leaders halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Pick A Little (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Aug.
Big Wave (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, edged left and ran on inside final furlong, not able to reach front pair, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Chookie Avon (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Elsie's Orphan 28-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden 4f out, headway on inside over 2f out, not clear run and switched right just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind Chookie Avon (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bajan Bear 13-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway on inside 2f out, ridden to chase winner inside final furlong, stayed on, held close home, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Majestic Dream (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Saskia's Dream 8-1 (9-3) Dwelt, tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 3l behind Light From Mars (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Spin Again (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Outpaced, 8th of 9, 26l behind Ishiamiracle (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway under pressure inside final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 9, 5l behind Forest Edge (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Mr Knightley (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, went modest 4th and edged left over 1f out, no extra in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Valley Queen (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Sunley Pride (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Leelu 3-1fav (9-2) Slowly away, chased leaders over 3f, soon lost place, 11th of 14, 13l behind Mucky Molly (8-13) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.