Dark And Dangerous finished third in last year's renewal the last time he raced on the Flat and has been winning over hurdles since then. Musically finished second over today's trip at Warwick last month and won't be far away off a 2lb higher mark while Authentication also has claims under a penalty after an easy win at Catterick last Saturday. ZAAHYA has looked one paced over middle-distances so far but this longer trip could see her in a better light and she gets the tentative vote to open her account.
Bold Identity (IRE) 25-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, challenged and hung left from 4f out, lost 2nd entering final 3f, weakened 2f out, behind when pulled up and dismounted over 1f out, in a race won by Ctappers (8-0) at Chepstow 2m 2f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) sft in Aug, 6 ran.
Dark And Dangerous (IRE) 7-2fav (8-5) Held up in touch and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 15l behind Hidden Valley (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Beggar's Opera (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Led after 1f, headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Pahente (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Baan (USA) 11-1 (9-1) Held up in last pair, wide on home turn, ridden on outside and plugged on final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 13, 12l behind Albonny (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Zaahya (IRE) 13-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Raving Monsun (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Musically 5-2fav (8-7) Always towards rear, ridden on inside 3f out, never a factor, 6th of 11, 12l behind Arch Event (9-1) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Dazzling Begum 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on final 2f, went 3rd final 100 yards, no chance with leading pair, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Black Iceman (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Grecian Goddess (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Raced wide, chased leaders, went 2nd over 7f out, led over 6f out until 3f out, weakened soon after, last of 13, 27l behind Choral Bee (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol.
Authentication 5-1 (8-6) Made all, jinked right on paddock bend 9f out, clear final 3f, stayed on strongly, won at Catterick 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Up Ten Down Two (9-5) by 13l, 13 ran.
Imperial Ruby 14-1 (8-11) Too keen hold, prominent, went 2nd 8f out until 5f out, chased leaders, hampered and weakened inside final 3f, 9th of 13, 19l behind Sir Dylan (8-8) at Bath 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Fuzzy Logic (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along and some headway over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 24l behind Panettone (9-4) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Fight (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, pushed along briefly 5f out, never a factor, tailed off, 5th of 8, 26l behind Critical Point (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Maccabees 12-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, behind, never a factor, 7th of 10, 16l behind Beneath (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Stickleback 25-1 (8-2) Chased leading trio, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, soon behind and eased, tailed off, last of 8, 20l behind Queen's Star (8-2) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.