FIRE IN BABYLON arrives in fine form having beaten Sommersturm over track and trip earlier in the month before scoring again at Southwell during the week. Noel Quinlan's charge is taken to shrug off a penalty and continue winning ways in this. Secret Song has proved frustrating over 1m2f but looks a likely improver over this longer distance and the same comment applies to Perivale. Annaluna moves in the opposite direction as she scored over 2m at Ffos Las when last seen at the track in July while Blazing Desert finished a length ahead of Uncle Bernie here last time, though neither threatened the winner.
Rocky Rebel 11-1 (9-10) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Obboorr (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Blazing Desert 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind The Blue Dog (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Sommersturm (GER) 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 6f out, soon joined leaders, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlonge, 8th of 10, 8l behind Keep Kicking (9-6) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Annaluna (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, clear final 100 yards, won at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating Pass The Time (8-11) by 4l, 12 ran.
Fire In Babylon (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Always prominent, led over 4f out, clear over 2f out, idled inside final furlong, held on well, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Shirazz (9-10) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Secret Song 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on until no extra and lost place towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Whitby Jet (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 4f out, took keen hold, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind The Blue Dog (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Perivale (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.