None of these arrive in sparkling form and even though Commandingpresence has gone close on his last couple of outings, he remains 5lb higher than August's win at Lingfield. Laura's Bairn is a soft ground winner along with Dispol Grand but neither have looked like winning of late and the same applies to Speak The Truth although the latter drops in class today. SHAWKANTANGO was beaten only a short-head off today's mark back in April and he gets the token to vote to return to winning ways with Silvestre De Sousa taking over the reins.
Laura's Bairn 8-1 (9-4) Led early, tracked leader until halfway, weakened 1f out, soon eased, last of 6, 20l behind Almond Branches (9-1) at Catterick 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Commandingpresence (USA) 7-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon headed and kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, nk behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-6) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Dispol Grand (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, behind final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Come On Dave (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Whitecrest 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 9l behind Ambitious Icarus (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Signifer (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Disputed lead until led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-6) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Shawkantango 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up off the pace towards rear, pushed along 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Courtland Avenue (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Tiger Cub (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Awkwardly away in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, last of 9, 8l behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-6) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) Tracked leader stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression with far side, 7th of 10, 12l behind Gladiatrix (11-7) at Windsor 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Mr Hendrix 66-1 (10-5) Slowly into stride, led stand side, ridden over 2f out, kept on and no impression with far side group, 6th of 10, 10l behind Gladiatrix (11-7) at Windsor 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) sft.