A decent sort on the Flat, CHESTERFIELD never came off the bridle in beating subsequent winner Classic Colori on his hurdling debut at Worcester and it will be a big surprise if he's beaten here. Satanic Beat is having his eighth start over timber and has only managed one win so far, though that came in a decent handicap at Newcastle and he's the one for forecast-backers ahead of bumper winner Countersign and the returning Perfect Poison.
Satanic Beat (IRE) 3-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd after 3 out, ridden before next, 3 lengths down last, stayed on to press winner flat, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Mister Nibbles (11-3) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-140 (3) gf in Jul.
Chesterfield (IRE) 1-3fav (10-10) Tracked leader, challenged on bit 3 out, soon took narrow lead, in command before last, unextended, won at Worcester 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul beating Classic Colori (10-7) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Countersign 3-1 (11-3) Taken to post early, held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on, readily, won at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Apr beating Bigindie (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Fiddler's Flight (IRE) 66-1 (10-12) Took keen hold in rear, mistakes, well beaten after 4 out, tailed off 3 out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Alderbrook Lad (10-7) at Wetherby 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gs in May, 8 ran.
Perfect Poison (IRE) 40-1 (10-12) Held up, hampered 2nd, struggling after 6th, 8th of 12, 41l behind Thunder Sheik (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jun '13.
Robin The Rich (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up in rear and keen, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 38l behind Summer Storm (10-11) at Southwell 2m cond NH flat (6) gs in May.
Little Posh (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) In rear, left remote 3rd 5th, jumped left 3 out, soon 4th and behind, 4th of 6, well behind Parlour Games (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Maillot Jaune (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Diddy Eric (9-8) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs (flat).