Separate Shadows was no match for Cool Macavity at Bangor earlier this month and should find this easier. But, like Four Nations, there is no certainty that he'll be suited by this step up in trip. Raktiman's only recent win came in a poor seller so this looks a decent opportunity for BEN CEE PEE M to recoup losses incurred when he weakened quickly at Southwell last time having travelled strongly into the straight. Weybridge Light has been in decent form on the Flat lately and must also have a decent chance at the weights.
Separate Shadows (FR) 4-1 (11-5) Led and soon clear, jumped right 4th, not fluent and reduced lead next, not fluent 3 out or when headed 2 out, soon beaten, 2nd of 8, 13l behind Cool Macavity (11-12) at Bangor 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd.
Four Nations (USA) 8-1 (11-4) Held up in rear, not fluent 1st, outpaced when not fluent 3 out, went moderate 4th before next, no chance with leaders, 4th of 6, 25l behind Party Palace (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gf in Jul.
Raktiman (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Held up behind, struggling 9th, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 35l behind Mission Complete (11-6) at Market Rasen 3m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Cavite Eta (IRE) 20-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, lost place approaching last (usual 2 out), soon weakened, tailed off, 6th of 8, 37l behind Laudatory (11-7) at Stratford 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Ben Cee Pee M (IRE) 9-4fav (11-2) Took keen hold, in touch, not fluent 2nd and 6th, headway to 2nd after 3 out, led soon after, headed approaching 2 out, weakened quickly between last 2, tailed off, 7th of 9, well behind Sonofagun (11-2) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.
Weybridge Light 20-1 (10-5) Held up, closed 4th, ridden 3 out, 3rd and beaten when not fluent 2 out, no extra before next, 4th of 10, 26l behind Reaping The Reward (11-3) at Perth 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Jul.