ROY'S LEGACY won twice over C&D at this time last season. A close-up second at Ffos Las last time, he'll take some pegging back if getting the lead from his wide draw. Warwick winner Ghazeer is proving better on Turf but Irish raider Drinmoy Lad made a successful raid at Southwell early this year and has claims. Choice Pearl finished closer at Wolverhampton last Thursday and could be thereabouts along with Russian Bullet but the remainder are even harder to fancy.
Roy's Legacy 3-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Bitter Lemon (8-13) at Ffos Las 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Ghazeer (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 6l behind Ypres (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Russian Bullet 14-1 (9-4) Led, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Theresnoneedfordat (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Drinmoy Lad (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders far side group, 3rd halfway, 2nd 1 1/2f out but soon no chance with winner, no extra and dropped to 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 16, 8l behind Ucanchoose (9-5) at Naas 5f hcp in Jul.
Uncle Timmy 8-1 (9-1) In rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 8l behind Sally's Swansong (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Cincinnati Kit 7-1 (8-12) Went right start in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, last of 5, 7l behind Miss Polly Plum (8-13) at Yarmouth 5f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Choice Pearl (USA) 9-2 (8-13) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, kept on and went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Sally's Swansong (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Raffinn (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Chicarito 16-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 12, 10l behind Sally's Swansong (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Kaylee 33-1 (8-13) In rear, headway on inside entering final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 12l behind Refreshestheparts (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Kara's Vision 7-1 (8-11) Chased winner, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 16l behind Clubland (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
First Fast Now (IRE) 40-1 (8-0) In rear, driven over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 9th of 13, 8l behind Ambitious Boy (9-2) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.