NEPTUNE EQUESTER can land a quick double for his trainer and jockey combination as well as himself, as he scored over C&D earlier this month. He ran out a cosy winner on that occasion and can confirm running with fourth-placed Bandanaman. Sendali had Heart Of Dubai behind when running ran out the easy winner of an amateur race under today's pilot at Doncaster last time and he has to come into the reckoning, while Soprano arrives on the back of a win over hurdles at Perth and could figure.
Sendali (FR) 5-1fav (10-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 5f out, every chance over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, kept on well, won at Doncaster 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Heart Of Dubai (9-13) by 7l, 12 ran.
Neptune Equester 2-1fav (9-0) Slightly hampered start, held up in rear, pushed along 6f out, headway over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Carlisle 2m 1f mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul beating Finellas Fortune (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up mid-division, effort 3f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Terenzium (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.
Hoar Frost 16-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 14, 9l behind Epsom Salts (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Oct '08.
Spruzzo 7-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 16l behind Spiders Star (8-8) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Valdan (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 14th of 18, 39l behind French Hollow (8-9) at York 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Bandanaman (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 8l behind Neptune Equester (9-0) at Carlisle 2m 1f mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Heart of Dubai (USA) 13-2 (9-13) Tracked leaders, led well over 3f out, headed over 2f out, one pace, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Sendali (10-1) at Doncaster 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Nounou 20-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, hampered over 11f out, ridden over 7f out, tailed off final 5f, 11th of 12, well behind Prairie Hawk (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb '09.
Clueless 40-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, behind until headway on outside to press leader after 3f, lost place 3f out, soon behind, 11th of 15, 19l behind Emerald Glade (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug '10.
Rare Coincidence 18-1 (10-10) Tracked leader, led after 1f, ridden and headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 36l behind Los Nadis (10-13) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Soprano (GER) 20-1 (9-13) Dwelt, towards rear, headway over 4f out and raced wide, every chance over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept and always held, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Los Nadis (10-13) at Musselburgh 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Knight Valliant 9-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride, pushed along towards rear, effort over 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, well behind La Vecchia Scuola (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp (5) gf in Jun '08.
Orpen Bid (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, pushed along 5f out, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Dancing Primo (9-1) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Jackson (BRZ) 12-1 (8-5) In rear, outpaced over 3f out, some late headway, 6th of 11, 18l behind Dr Finley (8-13) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Sharp And Chic 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 39l behind Yensi (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Samizdat (FR) 33-1 (8-11) Led, headed 4f out, weakened over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Terenzium (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 5f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jun.