If Timeless Dream takes up this engagement instead of going to Newbury he has to be respected after victory last time out however we've are most taken with the consistent good form, for this level, of MILNE BAY, who could finally get in front at the expense of Obe Brave. Runner up off this mark on each of his last two runs the pick perhaps would have won if it had been over this trip instead of an extra furlong. A winner here in the past the track hold's no mysteries and his recent efforts are some of the best form on display here. Obe Brave isn't the force he once was but showed he still can win races by taking victory over a slightly longer trip last time. These days he may find things happening too quickly over this distance but he should be appearing on the premises late on. Island Legend lost his maiden's tag here over the minimum trip but in two starts since has struggled in this company and might be best watched again so in another tight call Milne Bay could make consistency count.
Bahamian Lad 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Mutamared (9-3) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Blown It (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Behind, driven and some headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 7l behind Ishe Mac (9-3) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Island Legend (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Led, hung left and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4l behind Evelyn May (8-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Boule Masquee 10-1 (10-0) Chased leader in 2nd, led 2f out, ridden and strongly pressed 1f out, headed inside final furlong and no extra, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Royal Entourage (11-0) at Laytown 7f clm stks.
Hellbender (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Fesko (9-1) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Milne Bay (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Soon led, 4 lengths clear 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Defector (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Timeless Dream 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on inside, reminders and lost place over 3f out, switched outside and headway over 1f out, ridden and ran on well inside final furlong to lead final 50 yards, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Bold Ring (8-8) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Solitary 16-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden and weakened halfway, 10th of 12, 11l behind Peper Harow (7-13) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Kipchak (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 19, 8l behind Carnivore (9-6) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Top Town Girl 8-1 (8-11) Disputed lead, led halfway, headed 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 4, 10l behind Son Of The Cat (9-7) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) std in Aug.
Grand Palace (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Behind, never dangerous, last of 12, 18l behind Charles Darwin (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bold Ring 6-1 (9-1) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Come On Buckers (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Obe Brave 18-1 (8-12) Soon tracking leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol beating King's Icon (8-5) by shd, 12 ran.