PURPLE 'N GOLD is well clear on official ratings and can be forgiven his run in a claimer at Newmarket last week when Frankie Dettori plotted a lone furrow up the stands' rail when all of his rivals came up the far side. He handles Fibresand so the heavy ground shouldn't be too much of a problem. The filly No Time To Cry could chase him home following a couple of fair efforts at Leicester and Beverley, though Emperors Waltz drops into a seller for the first time. Ben Croy, third at Brighton last time, may be best of the rest.
Aiaam Al Wafa (IRE) 66-1 (8-0) Always in rear, went far side alone over 7f out, last of 11, well behind Mubaraza (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Ben Croy 25-1 (7-12) Held up in touch, headway entering final 2f, went 2nd inside final 2f, until one pace inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Wind Star (9-8) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Dougie Boy 9-1 (9-0) Awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold, soon close up, ridden before halfway, soon struggling, 5th of 6, 39l behind Position (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug.
Gadreel (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway on inside halfway, pushed along and weakened 3f out, 9th of 11, 24l behind Lady Percy (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Jambobo 50-1 (7-11) Led, headed over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened and behind, last of 8, 32l behind Take Two (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 10-11fav (8-11) Hung right start to race alone stand side, prominent with far side group, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 20l behind Purple Affair (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo clm (5) gd in Jun.
Emperors Waltz (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, chased leader 6f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 3l behind Fleeting Fashion (8-8) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Jun.
Lady Lyricist 28-1 (8-12) Towards rear, in rear and outpaced over 3f out, last of 11, 35l behind Baccarat (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Dec.
Lana Mae 66-1 (7-13) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, 26l behind Renegotiate (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
No Time To Cry 9-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, chased leading pair 2f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Lady Advocate (8-13) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.