Racheal Kneller won this for Mark Brisbourne a year ago and the stable's Black Coffee is no forlorn hope having won from a 1lb higher mark at Redcar in August. Yes Chef has been disappointing since his victory from 10lb higher at Kempton in September but will get a good ride from Brendan Powell while Redinessence has shown a bit of potential and can't go much lower in the ratings. BEAT ROUTE has a penalty to carry but he had Eagle Nebula just over two lengths behind in a similar event over the C&D last week and, though the runner-up has a fair pull at the weights under a 7lb claimer, it may not be quite enough as the winner appeared to have something in hand. Matavia Bay gave Michael Murphy his first victory when making all at Nottingham and the partnership can go well again despite an 8lb rise in the weights.
Eagle Nebula 7-2 (9-7) In touch, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Beat Route (8-11) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Yes Chef 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd halfway until over 2f out, driven 2f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 10, 9l behind Duster (9-12) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun.
Matavia Bay (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Keen raced wide made most, ridden 2f out, forged clear final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) gs in Jun beating The Lock Master (8-13) by 6l, 8 ran.
Shades Of Grey 7-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, soon tracking leaders, went 2nd halfway, pushed along 3f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, last of 5, 8l behind Kadouchski (8-3) at Folkestone 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Beat Route 13-2 (8-11) Keen chased leading pair, ridden 3f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun beating Eagle Nebula (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Mafeteng 9-2 (9-4) Held up in touch, lost place 7f out, effort 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 4th of 10, 4l behind Khun John (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f app hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Black Coffee 11-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 10th of 11, 15l behind Ishikawa (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Reillys Daughter 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Waterford Star (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Gordon Flash 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Edgeworth (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Transfer 16-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, well beaten final 2f, 8th of 9, 46l behind Sula Two (10-10) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs in Jun.
Gower Rules (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) In touch, dropped to rear 7f out, not a threat after, 7th of 8, 7l behind Rodrigo De Freitas (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Cottonfields (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, weakened over 3f out, 7th of 14, 20l behind Tawseef (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gs.
Redinessence (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 5th of 14, 7l behind Pindar (8-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd in Jun.