MONTE VISO finished a close-up fourth at Salisbury last month and any further progress should see him off the mark in this. He's preferred to The Doyle Machine whose recent fourth came over 7f but Kiss From A Rose may prove a threat on her improved effort at Brighton. Clapperboard went backwards last time but it's worth keeping an eye on the newcomer Copper Cavalier in the betting.
Copper Cavalier Haafhd colt out of Elle Crystal.
Monte Viso 8-1 (8-6) Mid-division, switched left and effort 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Go For Broke (8-11) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Pelagian (USA) 40-1 (8-12) In rear, some headway over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Tea Leaf (8-10) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
The Doyle Machine (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Taken to post early, led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Peacemaker (8-6) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Clapperboard 33-1 (9-0) Led until halfway, chased winner until hampered over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Fiftyshadesofgrey (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Kiss From A Rose 12-1 (8-6) Awkward leaving stalls, keen in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Penny's Boy (8-11) at Brighton 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
Lawman's Lady (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Raced freely with leader, every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Orton Park (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol in Mar.
Caroline's Beach (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, behind, slightly hampered after 1f, some progress on inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 12, 10l behind Sleepy Sioux (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gd.
Spider Lily 12-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 10l behind Go Glamorous (9-0) at Lingfield 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gd in Aug.