Mrs Greeley has only gone up 3lb since winning at Yarmouth but this is a slightly better race and she may find one too good in CHAPTER AND VERSE. Mike Murphy's six-year-old hasn't won for the best part of two years but is now very well handicapped as a result and his latest fourth at Windsor suggested his turn wasn't far away again. The three-year-olds Dixie's Dream and Restaurateur enter the reckoning while Daruband and Rough Rock are previous C&D winners, though both disappointed last time.
Daruband 9-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 14l behind Lockantanks (9-9) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Asatir (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Mrs Greeley 16-1 (9-13) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Excellent Jem (9-0) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Dashwood 14-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 16l behind Forks (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Hurricane Lady (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Led, keen hold, headed well over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 16l behind Our Gal (9-6) at Newbury 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Jul.
Early Applause 8-1 (8-13) With winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Watered Silk (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Great Expectations 11-4fav (9-13) Took keen hold, chased leader until 3f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 11l behind Mrs Greeley (9-13) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Rough Rock (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Keen tracked winner, ridden and every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Zacynthus (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, carried left over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Ocean Tempest (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Mcbirney (USA) 28-1 (9-3) In touch, stayed stand side and chased leader over 7f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 17l behind Greek War (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Restaurateur (IRE) 5-2fav (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 21l behind Halling Dancer (8-11) at Ascot 1m Apprentice Handicap (0-85) (3yo) (4) gs in Jul.
Masters Blazing 10-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden to narrow lead 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind My Lord (8-10) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Speedi Mouse 6-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 8l behind Daruband (10-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.