SEVENTEEN SEVENTY hasn't finished improving judged on his latest win over 6f at Bath. He's up another 6lb but handles soft ground and scored over today's distance at Chepstow earlier. Sarah Berry scored in good to firm here last month with Ooi Long a close-up second and it was also quick ground when the latter won at Brighton on his penultimate start. Today's going could prove a problem for recent C&D runner-up One Kool Dude while Pettochside recorded his only victory so far on the Polytrack. However, Uncle Timmy acts on the surface and he could prove the biggest threat on that score.
Pettochside 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up, switched right to outside halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 4th of 6, 5l behind Millibar (9-0) at Bath 6f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Seventeen Seventy 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun beating One Last Dream (8-8) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
One Kool Dude 15-2 (9-3) Close up, driven 2f out, stayed on under strong pressure inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Irish Girls Spirit (8-8) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ooi Long 7-1 (8-13) Started very slowly and lost all chance, headway final furlong, unable to recover, 10th of 14, 5l behind Irish Girls Spirit (8-8) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Sarah Berry 7-2fav (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 23l behind Charity Box (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Uncle Timmy 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Whiteoak Lady (8-9) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.