BELLE ROYALE is looking highly progressive and with winning form in these ranks looks the one to side with despite a high draw if coming out of his run at York ok. Hoot has also proved progressive and with a top pedigree should be open to more after a Kempton maiden win. Il Battista won a Nursery on the Fibresand last time out and looks fairly treated under a penalty while Mother jones will benefit for this step up in trip after a run at Kempton in mid-week. A intriguing race and Belle Royale can't be ignored on this form.
Belle Royale (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, led over 1f out, hard driven, all out, won at Chester 6f 2yo fll stks (2) gs in Aug beating Admirable Spirit (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Magic Casement 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating King Of Aquitaine (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Hoot (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on, won at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Aug beating Desert Law (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Whaileyy (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 7l behind Glen's Diamond (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
The Mellor Fella 20-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, led over 4f out, made rest, driven over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, readily, won at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug beating Lamasaas (9-3) by 5l, 6 ran.
Il Battista 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, joined leader over 4f out, led well over 2f out, ridden out, won at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug beating Red Oleander (8-1) by 2l, 8 ran.
Mother Jones 9-2 (8-7) Close up, squeezed through to 3rd over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Chevise (8-2) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway and driven over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 3/4l behind Whisper Louise (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs.
So Is She (IRE) 5-4fav (8-1) Slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, chased winner and edged left entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Intrusion (8-8) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.