HERE NOW AND WHY has been getting closer and is dropping down a grade after a third over course and distance recently. He should come out best with a similar effort ahead of Beauty Pageant. The latter has claims with an apprentice's allowance helping her cause after making the frame at Kempton during the week. Mr Snooks ran into a place over track and trip on his penultimate start and Cheyenne Red has separated a couple of poor efforts with a second at Carlisle.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 4-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Opt Out (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Beauty Pageant (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, not much room close home, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind New Rich (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Tadalavil 50-1 (9-7) Close up, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 14l behind Alexandrakollontai (8-9) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in May.
The Kicking Lord 28-1 (8-6) Removed hood late and slowly away, always towards rear, 9th of 13, 6l behind Lees Anthem (8-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Cheyenne Red (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) With leaders, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 10l behind Lothair (10-4) at Carlisle 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Mr Snooks 5-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, riden and hung left over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Never A Quarrel (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Piste 50-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 14l behind Lees Anthem (8-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Moss The Boss (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hi Filwah (9-5) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gs.
Classy Anne 40-1 (9-0) Steadied start, always in rear, 5th of 6, 17l behind Baron Run (8-12) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.