Wild Diamond and Karl Marx have the edge in experience but neither has really looked like winning so far. RELENTLESS had the highest rating of these on the Flat, winning a handicap on the Polytrack in May. He had shown ability on Turf earlier and, as he's unlikely to fail through lack of fitness, looks the one to be on here ahead of Baltic Blade. Gary Moore's gelding failed to win on the level but was third over 1m4f at Brighton earlier this month. Vergality Ridge was a modest sprinter on the Flat and may have stamina issues.
Baltic Blade (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, headway on outside 3f out, hanging left when not clear run briefly inside final 2f, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Beacon Lady (9-13) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd (flat).
Karl Marx (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) In rear, reminders before 4 out, soon struggling, headway before 2 out, soon went poor 4th, went 3rd before last, one pace, 3rd of 7, 18l behind Hanga Roa (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f 3yo hdl (4) gf.
Relentless 5-1 (9-1) Keen tracked leader over 9f out, ridden to challenge when carried head high 2f out, stayed on to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May beating White Month (9-0) by nk, 6 ran (flat).
Vergality Ridge (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Little China (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jul (flat).
Wild Diamond (IRE) 15-2 (10-5) Made most until before 2 out, no extra last, 3rd of 5, 20l behind Walter White (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f 3yo hdl (3) gf.