Mon Brav suffered in the weights after his early season double but looked on the way back with a fine effort in the Bronze Cup at Ayr. Ballista has been keeping better company but has never raced beyond 6f while Kempton winner Celtic Sultan has done better on quicker going. Illustrious Prince is running quite well though he's now on a high mark but the lightly-raced Regeneration will be better for a recent run, his first since last November. The veteran BECKERMET has been in superb form for most of the summer and though 6lb higher for his latest C&D success he looks the one to be on.
Mon Brav 18-1 (9-9) Mid-division stands'side, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 25, 5l behind Coolminx (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Klynch 25-1 (9-8) Chase leaders stands'side, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 17th of 25, 10l behind Coolminx (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Ballista (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Raced stand side, overall leader 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 14th of 19, 8l behind Gentle Lord (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden and effort over 2f out, soon challenged, stayed on under pressure to lead final 110 yards, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Ree's Rascal (8-13) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 11-4fav (9-8) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Keys of Cyprus (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Dorback 14-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, lost place halfway, soon beaten, 17th of 20, 11l behind Living It Large (9-0) at York 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Regeneration (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Led early, tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, soon lost place, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Rulesn'regulations (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
No Poppy (IRE) 7-4fav (8-4) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind Poyle Judy (8-2) at Pontefract 1m 3yo clm (5) gf.
Madam Macie (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Misplaced Fortune (9-6) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Beckermet (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, switched inside and headway 2f out, led well over 1f out, soon clear, driven out, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Chookie Royale (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Another Citizen (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Chased leader stands' side, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 16th of 25, 10l behind Coolminx (9-6) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Mujaadel (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 16, 8l behind Kiwi Bay (9-4) at Redcar 1m hcp (3) gf.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Towards rear on outer, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 13l behind Dancing Freddy (9-1) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Clumber Place 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on under pressure final 2f, never on terms, 4th of 13, 9l behind Beckermet (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sam Nombulist 12-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2l behind Keys of Cyprus (8-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.