Whitecrest and Cape Royal filled the places at Brighton last time with Welsh Inlet back in fifth while Festival Dance was a winner on fast ground at the same track last month though today's slow surface is a worry for her. Catalinas Diamond doesn't win very often and both victories so far have been on the Polytrack including her latest at Lingfield. A back to form Colourbearer would go close in this company but, judged on her latest second at Chepstow, SUPERIOR EDGE looks capable of winning off her current mark and she gets the nod with Richard Hughes taking over the reins.
Whitecrest 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, stayed centre in straight, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
The Wee Chief (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Wooden King (9-1) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Chased leaderrs, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 1/2l behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Just For Mary 17-2 (9-7) Raced stand side, outpaced in rear, headway when hung right over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 7l behind Bosun Breese (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Cape Royal 16-1 (9-7) Chased leader, went to near side rail in straight, lost 2nd 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind The Strig (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Madame Kintyre 6-1 (9-6) Dwelt always in rear, 11th of 12, 27l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-13) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Dream Whisperer 5-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, driven and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-3) at Windsor 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Oct.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 16-5fav (9-4) Close up, headway to chase leading pair over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun beating Dvinsky (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Festival Dance 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd halfway, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, held on close home, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Autocracy (9-6) by hd, 10 ran.
Superior Edge 10-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, not able to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Spic 'n Span (8-11) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Jun.
Colourbearer (IRE) 10-3 (9-8) Dwelt, held up off the pace, ridden and no progress 2f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Ooi Long (8-7) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Griffin Point (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Off the pace towards rear, moderate effort over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 7l behind National Hope (8-11) at Windsor 6f sell stks (6) gd.
Pharoh Jake 10-1 (8-10) Chased leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 10, 1l behind Scommettitrice (9-1) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.