MASTER OF SONG likes to race prominently which is a useful attribute at this track. Unfortunately, he's found one to good on his last two starts over C&D but still has the best recent form on offer and Roy Bowring's charge is worth another chance. Sopran Nad arrives in fine form having won at Chepstow on his penultimate start, but was well beaten on this surface before that while Brave Tiger will need to step up on his latest third at Brighton and Fathey has shown little since scoring at Nottingham in May.
Honest Buck 11-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, detached over 5f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Drive Home (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Master Of Song 15-8fav (9-4) In touch, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Patriotic (9-0) at Southwell 1m mdn hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Prime Circle 40-1 (9-0) Always in rear, 13th of 17, 20l behind Dane Cottage (8-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Scruffy Skip (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, outpaced, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Clever Omneya (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Chez Vrony 33-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division centre, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Dannios (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Sopran Nad (ITY) 6-1 (9-0) In touch, headway 3f out, chased leading pair over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Tanforan (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Brave Tiger (IRE) 5-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Silca Conegliano (8-5) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Fathey (IRE) 14-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Avoncreek (9-12) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Jul.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outside, pushed along halfway, weakened inside final 3f, 11th of 14, 29l behind Clever Omneya (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Avec Moi 5-1 (8-3) Restless stalls, dwelt, soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Oh So Spicy (9-8) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs.
Spacecraft (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Slowly away, soon pushed along and behind, kept on approaching final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 8l behind Norcroft (8-5) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Varlak 40-1 (8-2) Keen, held up, weakened 3f out, last of 7, well behind Apparel (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Tigerbill 100-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 8th of 10, 33l behind Mrs Dee Bee (8-12) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jul.
Sister Sioux (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 10, 11l behind Century Dancer (8-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.