Almaty Express has long been a standing dish around here, though whether John Weymes' veteran is still up to winning off a mark this high is debatable. Father Fred only won a seller at Brighton earlier this month but is lightly raced and further improvement isn't out of the question. Lord Buffhead never figured here on Thursday but probably isn't badly treated at present and makes more appeal than Rise To Glory. BIG STORM COMING was having just his fourth start when staying on strongly to score over course and distance last week. He looks more than capable of defying a penalty in this grade.
Big Storm Coming 9-2 (8-11) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Loyal N Trusted (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Lord Buffhead 9-2 (9-2) Started slowly, always behind, eased when no chance final furlong, 9th of 11, 12l behind Gaelic Wizard (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Almaty Express 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, 10th of 13, 7l behind Burren View Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final 2, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Dream Ally (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Father Fred 25-1 (8-6) Raced wide towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 6f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Jarrow (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Marshall Art 28-1 (8-13) Always behind, 9th of 11, 22l behind Nordikhab (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Broke smartly, tracked winner until halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 13l behind Pull The Pin (8-13) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.
Lady Mango (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In touch, pushed along approaching halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 9l behind Dancing Welcome (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Charlemagne Diva 6-1 (9-0) Led, edged right and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Gold Beau (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
My Best Man 20-1 (8-9) Playing up in stalls then very slowly away, always well behind, last of 7, 26l behind Chester'slittlegem (8-8) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fm.
Very First Blade 16-1 (8-10) Always behind, no chance when hampered 2f out, 12th of 13, 13l behind Dancing Welcome (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Monty Fay (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Led group of five near side and well on terms, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Euroquip Boy (8-0) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Flow Chart (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt, outpaced, 8th of 9, 8l behind Griffin Point (9-7) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug.