SAVE THE BEES continues to perform with real credit without getting his head in front but he's well worth another chance after a fine effort when runner-up to Daruband at Newmarket last month. He handles all ground types and can make the most of the 5lb he receives from another consistent performer in Lockantanks, a meritorious third behind Eastwood Ho at Doncaster last time. He also ties in closely with topweight Lady Chaparral on their Carlisle running last month and there should be little between them here. Moheebb was a close-up third in that Carlisle contest and Ruth Carr's consistent gelding should be in the mix once again.
Lady Chaparral 5-1 (9-9) Close up in 5th, headway over 3f out, led in centre 2f out, driven and stayed on well final furlong, won at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) sft in Jun beating Lockantanks (9-10) by 1l, 10 ran.
Lockantanks 3-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Eastward Ho (8-8) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Shotley Mac 16-1 (9-8) Disputed 2nd, lost place over 3f out, weakened 2f out, beaten when eased 1f out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 50l behind Trip The Light (9-12) at Catterick 1m 4f clm stks (6) sft in Oct.
Save The Bees 3-1fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along to lead over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Daruband (10-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Change The Subject (USA) 5-1 (9-11) In rear, ridden and headway entering final 2f, kept on to go a never nearer 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Vito Volterra (9-12) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Moheebb (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway in centre over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, kept on, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Lady Chaparral (9-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) sft in Jun.
Fame Again 25-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 20, 9l behind Sir Pedro (9-3) at Doncaster 6f mdn auc stks (5) gd in May.
Icy Blue 5-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up, not much room over 4f out, headway over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Horatio Carter (9-12) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Christmas Light 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Collateral Damage (9-7) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Circle Of Angels (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Jun.