Two of the last three winners have started at 20/1 and 25/1 and it looks very open. Pour La Victoire has been running well and will have found dropping to 7f at Brighton against him last time but the trip and ground won't be a problem for CELESTIAL BAY, who was just outpaced over 1m1f on soft going at Newbury and can go one better. Hot Mustard is still 5lb higher than his only success though his young rider's claim takes care of that while Fair Comment found stepping down to 1m2f suiting her at Ffos Las though whether she'll have the pace for this is another matter. Tenbridge is just 2lb higher than when scoring here in June and generally runs well on the track but Greyemkay is now on his highest ever mark on his 42nd start which may prevent a hat-trick. Dark Reality is well in on the best of her form while Belle Park rarely runs anywhere else these days but usually over further.
Celestial Bay 7-1 (8-13) Steadeid start, held up in rear, headway on outside 4f out, 2nd over 2f out, edging left from well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Wordismybond (9-7) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Strong Conviction 25-1 (9-2) Chased leader until over 2f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Cravat (9-2) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Hot Mustard 7-2 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 18l behind Trulee Scrumptious (8-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Guilded Spirit 8-1 (9-9) Held up behind, headway on outer 5f out, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Petticoat Lane (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Fair Comment 6-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ffos Las 1m 2f fll hcp (5) sft in Aug beating Princess Icicle (9-13) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Hill Fort 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced inside final 3f, no threat after, 6th of 10, 13l behind Victor's Bet (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Tenbridge 9-4fav (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, chased winner until final 110 yards, kept on same pace in 4th, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Marengo (8-13) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Aug.
Greyemkay 6-1 (8-8) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, won at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Golden Jubilee (9-13) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Belle Park 11-4 (10-0) Started slowly and awkwardly away, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 3f out, went 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace until ran on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Aristocracy (9-11) at Chepstow 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 5-4fav (9-13) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Welsh Inlet (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gd in Apr.
Botanist 6-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Jay Kay (9-0) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Mini's Destination 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 15l behind Adore (8-13) at Leicester 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Dark Reality (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, headway on outside 6f out, ridden and weakened from over 2f out, 7th of 10, 19l behind Windy Citi (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Acton Gold 25-1 (8-12) Always, towards rear, 10th of 13, 17l behind Flipping (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) in Aug.