It's proving a big advantage to be drawn low on the sprint course here this year which suggests the likes of Pontefract fourth Dream Ally and Lingfield third Princess Sheila have it all to do from outside berths. Shiatsu, who looks the best of Richard Hannon's pair, can have no excuses, however, and neither can ROCK UP. David Elsworth's colt comes out of stall five and is improving with experience. If he handles the drop back to 5f, he's probably the one to beat. Pearl Bridge and Blessing Box look the pick of the newcomers on breeding but both may benefit from today's outing.
Dream Ally (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Time And Place (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Extrasolar 20-1 (9-3) Soon slight lead, travelling well 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Colmar Kid (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Global Icon 8-1 (9-3) In touch on rails, one pace final 2f, 9th of 11, 8l behind Colmar Kid (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Ladweb 33-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, stayed alone on far side in straight, no chance with leaders stands side final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Heavy Metal (9-3) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn (5) gs in May.
Pearl Bridge Avonbridge gelding out of Our Little Secret.
Provencal Compton Place colt out of Provence.
Rock Up (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon edged right, headed inside final furlong, held final 75 yards, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Saint Jerome (9-3) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Shiatsu 15-2 (9-0) Keen soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, last of 4, 5l behind Lazarus Bell (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Somoud (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 12l behind Brazen (9-3) at Folkestone 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Tagalaka (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Dwelt, soon in touch, pushed along and one pace when not much room on inside halfway, plugged on again inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Bogsnog (8-13) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Winnie Perry Assertive colt out of Hayley's Flower.
Blessing Box Bahamian Bounty filly out of Bible Box.
Princess Sheila (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) In rear and outpaced, switched to outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Melbourne Memories (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gd in Aug.