Tyfos gets the award for consistency however FALASTEEN is dangerously well-handicapped and looks worth chancing. Richard Fahey's gelding is now able to race off 82 and although he has lots to find with Tyfos on their Chester run he rates a lot better than that. Seneschal runs this track well and he is considered despite this new mark of 78, whilst the speedy Billy Red and the well-handicapped The Strig are worthy of respect. A win here before means Universal Circus is not discounted now back on a quicker surface, and along with the in-form Tyfos helps make this a very competitive little sprint.
Tyfos 4-1fav (9-11) Soon led, strongly challenged from over 1f out, headed insidfe final furlong, no extra closing stages, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Great Charm (9-4) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Falasteen (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Awkward start, behind, never a factor, last of 12, 13l behind Great Charm (9-4) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Seneschal 16-1 (9-9) Made all, clear over 4f out, ridden 2f out, tired inside final furlong, all out, just prevailed, won at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Woodcote Place (10-0) by ns, 6 ran.
Billy Red 16-1 (9-1) Led until over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Angus Newz (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Universal Circus 11-1 (8-10) Taken to post early, soon pushed along in rear, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 13l behind Basle (8-4) at Leicester 6f clm stks (5) sft in Aug.
The Strig 28-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 11, 5l behind Rash Judgement (9-11) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.