BITAPHON won over 7f at this track last season and scored over today's trip at Nottingham in May. Back on the same mark today, he should make a bold bid in this company and gets the nod. Sehnsucht has tumbled down the weights this year but deservedly so as he's done little so far but Lady Bellatrix showed a modicum of improvement at Wolverhampton last time and is down another 3lb. No Dominion posted his best effort to date at Kempton last month and looks best of the rest.
Sehnsucht (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, outpaced when not much room on inside 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 10, 14l behind Fast Finian (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Bitaphon (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, rider dropped whip over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Sardanapalus (9-7) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
My Manekineko 20-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 6l behind Silver Lace (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Lady Bellatrix 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Twenty One Choice (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
The New Black (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden along 8f out, some progress over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Grand Liaison (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
No Dominion (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Soon led, headed over 6f out, led again over 4f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Silver Lace (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Noble Bounty 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, soon pushed along, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, no impression, 15th of 16, 16l behind Xpres Maite (9-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Bada Bing 25-1 (8-6) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Connishka 17-2 (8-13) In rear, ridden and some headway over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 12l behind Norfolk Sky (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Jul.
Fauran (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased leader until 2f out, weakened soon after, tailed off, 10th of 11, 41l behind Neige D'antan (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Blackamoor Harry 33-1 (8-7) In rear, headway under pressure from 2f out, no impression on leaders, 5th of 11, 7l behind Goldmadchen (9-4) at Ayr 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.