SIOUXPERHERO only won a four-runner affair at Yarmouth on Tuesday but looks to have little to fear from these despite carrying a penalty - the hat-trick beckons for Bill Muir's charge. Piddie's Power has slipped down the weights but never threatened when third at Doncaster off today's mark while Celtic Sixpence has looked in the handicapper's grip since winning here in April. Skyfire won at Ripon in August last year but has turned in three woeful efforts subsequently.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 17-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Repetition (10-0) at Chester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Piddie's Power 16-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, every chance well over 1f out, soon one pace, rallied final furlong, took 3rd final 110 yards, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 14, 4l behind Red Paladin (9-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leader in centre group, led that group and every chance when hung right over 2f out, overall leader over 1f out, kept on well, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Jonnie Skull (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 4 ran.
Skyfire 10-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 28l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (6) sft in Jun.