BEGGERS BELIEF was pipped at the post last week by Librettela at Windsor. The penny looks to have finally dropped and he's taken to go one better here. Warbond has been in better form of late and he'll be thereabouts with a repeat of last month's fourth at Wolverhampton, while Hint Of Honey is having only her third start of the season and is preferred to the thoroughly exposed Sir Randolf. Gee Major won over a mile here last month but has yet to prove he stays today's longer distance.
Alqaahir (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always behind, eased over 1f out, last of 12, 44l behind Belle Park (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Gee Major 7-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 6f out, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 7th of 11, 15l behind Princess Gail (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol.
Hotfoot 8-1 (9-11) Raced wide keen held up, short lived effort 2f out, last of 8, 22l behind Bavarica (10-7) at Folkestone 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Warbond 20-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f, never near leaders, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Methayel (9-7) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Hint of Honey 10-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Fair Breeze (8-12) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Sir Randolf (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on inside 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Fifty Cents (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Rosy Dawn 40-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 22l behind Deceptive (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mobus Wan (FR) 20-1 (8-13) Prominent, weakened from 4f out, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Barndeh (8-7) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp 47-65 gf in Jun '10.
Beggers Belief 40-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, chased winner from 2f out, upsides and every chance throughout final furlong, just pipped, 2nd of 12, hd behind Librettela (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Teazel 50-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 13, 12l behind Penang Cinta (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Warden Bond 33-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Painted Tail (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Iztaccihuatl 50-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, ridden to chase winner over 2f out until inside final 2f, weakened quickly, 9th of 14, 8l behind Fifty Cents (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.