A few of these have decent claims but ALPINE MYSTERIES may judge edge this on recent course form. She scored over track and trip before just failing to catch the winner back at this track last time and can confirm superiority with Nolecce. Chapter Five finished ahead of Bridgehampton when runner-up at Bath last month and won't be far away and Meetings Man won at Yarmouth the last time he raced over today's trip. Sunblazer has the beating of Hamelin and is not easily dismissed and neither is Arr' Kid.
Meetings Man (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Pushed along leaving stalls, in rear, ridden over 2f out, plugged on final furlong, no chance, 8th of 13, 6l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Bridgehampton 5-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside over 3f out, never reached leaders and no impression final furlong, 9th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Chapter Five 13-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, remained on far side when race split over 5f out, hung right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 18l behind Opera Buff (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Sunblazer (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged right and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Hamelin (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Alpine Mysteries (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Held up in touch, went 2nd after 4f, led 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Getaway Car (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lineman 33-1 (8-8) In rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Hamelin (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Arr' Kid (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked winner 2f, tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced over 3f out, headway 2f out, driven to chase winner entering final furlong, 2nd of 13, 5l behind Ultimate (8-13) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Nolecce 14-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders and keen, led over 5f out, headed 2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Getaway Car (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Copybook 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, lost place over 4f out, 6th of 10, 34l behind Wizara (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.