The combination of James Bethell and Kieren Fallon is intriguing with recent Hamiliton winner Damascus Symphony, who will love the soft ground. Northumberland-based trainer Michael Smith had a winner at York on Saturday and his Makbullet is well handicapped. He's never been beyond a mile on the Flat but has been placed twice over hurdles so is one to watch. Chapter Five was staying on over 1m2f here when last seen in July and this winning bumper will be suited by the extra here but this revolves around whether HYGROVE WELSHLADY handles the ground as she won in a canter under today's young rider in an apprentices' handicap on fast going at Warwick and can run from the same mark.
Dzesmin (POL) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 24l behind Ultimate (9-2) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Makbullet 20-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division and keen, stayed on strongly entering final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Shotley Mac (9-3) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Mighty Mambo 13-8 (9-12) Soon chased winner, slightly hampered on stands rail and switched left 3f out, soon every chance, ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 3, 15l behind Megalala (10-5) at Brighton 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Chapter Five 3-1fav (10-0) Mid-division, ridden, carried tail high and lost place over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, just failed, 2nd of 9, ns behind Border Abby (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jul.
Lady Norlela 8-1 (8-11) Always behind, 11th of 13, 16l behind Miss Ferney (8-9) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Scottish Lake 9-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened towards finish, 5th of 15, 4l behind Master Of Dance (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Hygrove Welshlady (IRE) 11-10fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, won at Warwick 1m 5f 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Laffraaj (8-0) by 7l, 8 ran.
Gosforth Park 15-2 (9-3) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug '10 beating Into The Light (10-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Bright Applause 8-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 10, 12l behind Botham (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Hurlingham 4-1fav (8-11) Held up in touch on outside, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Carragold (8-11) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Madrasa (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, 10th of 14, 26l behind Captain Macarry (9-3) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Damascus Symphony 7-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep beating Srimenanti (8-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Miereveld 66-1 (8-10) Close up, chased leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 28l behind Hunting Tower (9-6) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Lord Emerson 10-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Cathcart Castle (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.