Blue Deer and Warbond have little chance on today's terms and Shaunas Spirit is giving plenty of weight away. But there's little between the remainder and MANDY'S BOY gets a tentative vote to come out the best of them having been beaten only a short-head at Thirsk last week. Beauchamp Xerxes won at Wolverhampton in between a couple of modest efforts and Four Winds is preferred on his latest fourth at Yarmouth.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, hampered and lost place 3f out, closed to take 3rd over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Maggie Pink (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Three Crowns 10-1 (8-13) Held up tracking leaders, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 4, 25l behind Narmin (9-7) at Chepstow 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Mandy's Boy (IRE) 7-2 (9-6) Chased leader, led 2f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Bousatet (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Beauchamp Xerxes 20-1 (9-10) In touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, went 3rd over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Tapis Libre (10-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Blue Deer (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Towards rear, struggling when hit inside rail well over 2f out, 12th of 13, 17l behind Posh Boy (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Checkpoint 33-1 (8-9) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 13l behind Mubtadi (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Four Winds 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge well over 1f out, soon no impression, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Jonnie Skull (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Warbond 20-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Pour La Victoire (8-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.