Stan Moore has won this twice in recent years but neither of his two entries, Endislie nor the newcomer Deeper Magic, look good enough. CIARAS COOKIE had looked very moderate, even at this level, before an all-the-way victory at Yarmouth which has seen her rating shoot up 13lb - in that kind of mood she's impossible to oppose. Grenade has plenty of winning relatives so connections will be disappointed he's had to drop into this lowly class on just his second start but Honey Required is respected as she made a promising start over 6f at Kempton and will be suited by this longer trip.
Ciaras Cookie (IRE) 10-11fav (9-7) Made all, ridden clear final furlong, kept on strongly, unchallenged, won at Yarmouth 7f 2yo sll hcp (6) gf in Jul beating Penalty Scorer (9-1) by 8l, 6 ran.
Deeper Magic (IRE) Clodovil gelding out of White Queen.
Endislie (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 20l behind Sudest (9-0) at York 6f 2yo sll (3) gd in Jun.
Father Stone 50-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 20l behind Home Of The Brave (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Framley Garth (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Prominent, took keen hold, driven halfway, soon lost place, 4th of 5, 13l behind What A Party (8-1) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Grenade 3-1fav (9-0) Hampered start soon tracked winner, ridden when weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 31l behind Jaganory (9-0) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Honey Required 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, late headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 7l behind Abaq (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Jul.
Madame Ascension 25-1 (8-1) Pushed along leaving stalls, towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 9l behind Diminutive (8-6) at Leicester 6f 2yo sll (5) gf in Jul.