The ground may have been against Uptown Guy at Haydock last time, which also suggests that he might struggle to cope with conditions here and it may be more prudent to take a chance on WAY CHIEF. Richard Fahey's newcomer is bred to go well over this trip for starters, should be well prepared for the racecourse and with little else standing out on pedigree, he may prove good enough. Well Sharp should act in these conditions and over this trip, so is another debutant to note in the market, while So Is She is a decent yardstick but continues to find one or two too good, though with the going to suit she does once again have frame claims. A chance is taken on Way Chief.
Chilledtothebone 50-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, detatched in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to reach leaders, 7th of 12, 7l behind Thirteen Shivers (8-9) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Deep Applause 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Loukoumi (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Face East (USA) Orientate colt out of Yes Honey.
Lightning Cloud (IRE) Sleeping Indian colt out of Spree.
Marc De Savoie (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden and not much room over 1f out when held, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 13l behind Mutajare (9-3) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Sinadinou 9-1 (9-0) Led, driven and headed when not much room over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Pausanias (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
Uptown Guy (USA) 2-1fav (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and unable to quicken in 3rd over 1f out, soon beaten, 3rd of 13, 9l behind Shropshire (9-3) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Way Chief (FR) Xaar colt out of Green Way.
Well Sharp Selkirk colt out of Saphila.
William Wainwright (IRE) Elnadim gelding out of Supportive.
Zoom In Indesatchel gelding out of Korolieva.
Dazzling Valentine 7-2 (8-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon chased leaders, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Geordie Iris (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo nov auc stks (5) pol.
Katiesister 25-1 (8-12) Behind, struggling halfway, tailed off, 8th of 10, 14l behind El Viento (9-3) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf.
So Is She (IRE) 10-1 (7-6) Awkward leaving stalls, took keen hold, towards rear, not clear run on inside over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd entering final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 8, 10l behind Magic Casement (9-3) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs.