FLEUR DE LA VIE is a filly in form and bids for a hat-trick having won a shade cosily at Kempton a fortnight ago. She may have another win in her before the handicapper catches up. The assessor looks to have Luctor Emergo in his grip now as he failed to make it four in a row when well beaten at Musselburgh and Rysbrack looks a bigger threat on the back of a narrow defeat at Windsor last month. Switched Off can make the frame but Honest Deal looks to have stronger claims having landed a double over C&D before going close again at Southwell last time.
Rysbrack (USA) 5-1fav (9-13) Tracked leader every chance over 2f out, soon hard ridden, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, hd behind Incendiary (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Switched Off 9-2 (9-3) Keen held up, headway on outer to track leaders over 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, carried head high and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Stand Guard (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Feb.
Honest Deal 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 8f out, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, soon driven, rallied towards finish and just held, 2nd of 11, hd behind Standpoint (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Scamperdale 20-1 (9-8) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Noble Jack (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
English Summer 16-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 35l behind Daring Indian (9-2) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Favorite Girl (GER) 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt mid-division, ridden and headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 25l behind Standpoint (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Fleur De La Vie (IRE) 6-4fav (8-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance entering final 2f, led inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol beating Madame St Clair (9-0) by 1l, 12 ran.
Luctor Emergo (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 10f out, ridden and headed 3f out, chased winner until 2f out, no impression when no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Arley Hall (9-0) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Hootie (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Soon led and keen hold, ridden and headed over 3f out, soon no extra and weakened, 8th of 10, 25l behind Knockcroghery (9-13) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Jul.
Delagoa Bay (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leader, led over 6f out, headed 4f out, soon ridden, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 42l behind Madam Lilibet (8-10) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.