CHORAL BEE finally got off the mark at Kempton last week. This looks no tougher and she's taken to defy a penalty. Norfolk Sky has held her form well since winning at Yarmouth though she's gone up another 5lb after her latest narrow margin defeat at Kempton while Stag Hill stayed the longer trip well enough when beaten only a length over 1m3f on his latest start. Rano Pano will need to step up on his recent fourth over C&D but still looks best of the remainder.
Choral Bee 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 8f out until over 7f out, chased leaders, went 2nd travelling well over 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, hung left final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol beating Sweet Liberta (8-3) by 1l, 13 ran.
Norfolk Sky 9-2 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place last 50 yards, just held close home, 2nd of 11, shd behind Melodrama (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Caledonian Lad 13-2 (9-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, carried head high over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 21l behind Attraction Ticket (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
So Cheeky 20-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, led over 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Maybeagrey (9-7) at Thirsk 1m 4f fll hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Rano Pano (USA) 7-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not get to leaders, 4th of 11, 3l behind Iceman George (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Stag Hill (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Held up, good headway on inner over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Bramshill Lass (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Corn Maiden 10-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride in rear, ridden over 4f out, some headway over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 14, 26l behind Fine Altomis (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in May.
Baileys Over Ice 15-2 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 3f out, soon lost place and behind, 10th of 12, 32l behind Sweet Fairnando (8-11) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Lady Mandy 8-1 (8-5) Prominent, led 3f out, headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Wayne Manor (9-7) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Reminders after start, never travellled and always towards rear, tailed off, 8th of 11, 26l behind Brasingaman Espee (8-7) at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Oh So Charming 66-1 (9-1) Always in rear, 12th of 13, 36l behind Fleur De Cactus (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Audeamus (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 12l behind Morning Call (9-3) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.