BILLYRAYVALENTINE makes a quick reappearance having won at Folkestone on Tuesday. A double penalty is eased by David Kenny's claim and he's taken to land his hat-trick. Ashpan Sam also won on Tuesday when getting his head in front over 5f at Beverley but will find this tougher, while Faraway, Aquasulis and Artists Corner all need to step up on their recent wins in plating company. Fast On went the closest yet to losing his maiden tag at Chepstow last month and could prove the biggest threat.
Billyrayvalentine (CAN) 4-9fav (9-11) Went right and awkward start, held up, headway on outside approaching 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead final 100 yards, eased close home, comfortably, won at Folkestone 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Sister Guru (8-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Faraway 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway on inside 2f out, kept on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol beating Liebesziel (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Aquasulis (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden halfway, effort 2f out, no impression after, 7th of 15, 7l behind Alice's Dancer (9-3) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Key Addition (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Raced towards stands side, with leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 33l behind Dressed In Lace (8-8) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Millibar (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear on outside, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 6th of 12, 6l behind Dam Beautiful (9-0) at Warwick 5f 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Emperors Pearl (IRE) 9-1 (8-1) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Pimpernel (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 2yo fll hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Fast On (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Dwelt, soon pushed along to go handy, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Sweet Ovation (8-9) at Chepstow 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Artists Corner 3-1fav (8-7) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left, headed well inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 8, nk behind Snowed In (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Aug.
Sunley Valentine 13-8fav (9-6) Held up, headway when not much room over 2f out, switched left and outpaced by leaders over 1f out, went 4th towards finish, no impression, 4th of 7, 6l behind Outlaw Torn (8-8) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Ashpan Sam 13-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, soon pressed, kept on well towards finish, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf beating Just Like Heaven (8-9) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Love Tale 125-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Oscan (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Selbaar 11-2fav (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon edged right and bumped, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 22l behind Littlecote Lady (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lady Nickandy (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, not pace of leaders inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Littlecote Lady (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.