Pearl Blue went up 14lb for scoring at Sandown in August so it was hardly a surprise when she was beaten at Chester. Solemn won a couple of races in May though he'd already had two runs previously so this can go to STYLE AND PANACHE. David Evans' filly ended the last campaign with a victory at Nottingham and she won here in June off a 2lb higher mark than she races off today. She will have come on for her recent run at Yarmouth and looks well treated. Richard Hannon and Ryan Moore team up with Avonmore Star, who began the last campaign off a mark of 94 and is on 77 here while the lightly-raced Escape To Glory was only headed close home over 6f at Yarmouth last time.
Sugar Beet 33-1 (8-11) In rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 9th of 13, 6l behind Alben Star (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Mar.
Sutton Veny (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Led 1f, chased leaders, effort to lead again over 1f out until inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Dasho (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
West Coast Dream 12-1 (9-7) Prominent, edged right under pressure over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 8l behind Six Wives (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Cadeaux Pearl 6-1 (9-4) Prominent, pushed right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Island Legend (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Island Legend (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Solemn 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon under pressure and one pace, 8th of 20, 6l behind Living It Large (9-0) at York 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Taurus Twins 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders stands side, driven 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 12, 6l behind Verinco (8-13) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Pearl Blue (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Led 1f, prominent, ridden 2f out, not able to pick up, no impression and one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Courageous (9-2) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Escape To Glory (USA) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway and edged left from over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, soon headed, ran on, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Ray Of Joy (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Jameela Girl 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders over 3f, 10th of 12, 11l behind Crimson Cloud (8-12) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Nov.
Six Wives 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden when hampered over 1f out, not recover, last of 10, 6l behind Island Legend (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Chased leaders on outside, chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Haadeeth (8-13) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Avonmore Star 18-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 2f out, soon ridden, no extra inside final fulong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Heyward Girl (7-12) at Newmarket 6f cond stks (3) gd in Oct.
Alpha Delta Whisky 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, last of 12, 25l behind Silenzio (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Style And Panache (IRE) 10-3 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden and every chance from over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Bouncy Bouncy (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Desert Strike 6-1 (9-3) Keen hold in mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Another Try (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.