CHOOKIE AVON was winning for the third time over C&D when beating Light From Mars here last time and this looks no tougher. Pravda Street is facing a more difficult task, however, having landed a couple of claiming races last month and Lucky Dan has lost his form since recording a double over 6f during the summer. Bint Alzain could make the frame if in the mood and the same comment applies to Frognal.
Chookie Avon 12-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leaders, not clear run over 2f out, led over 1f out, held on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Light From Mars (9-6) by hd, 12 ran.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) Raced far side, dwelt, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Take Cover (8-12) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.
Crown Choice 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, hampered and lost place over 4f out, well beaten over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind My Son Max (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bint Alzain (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Dwelt, alway towards rear, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Restaurateur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Spin Again (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Settled in rear, under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 24l behind Marford Missile (8-13) at Folkestone 7f clm stks (6) gf in Sep.
Pravda Street 7-2 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Sep beating Hail Promenader (8-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Ralphy Boy (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Always behind, 8th of 9, 21l behind It's A Mans World (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Stellar Express (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway to chase leaders 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 12l behind Flaxen Flare (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Raced keenly, held up towards rear, headway under pressure towards far side 2f out, ridden to chase leadrs over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 10th of 15, 7l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft.
Dark Falcon (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) With leader until halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 16th of 17, 17l behind Meandmyshadow (9-1) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Frognal (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Steadied start, raced freely in mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 8, 11l behind Marford Missile (8-13) at Folkestone 7f clm stks (6) gf in Sep.