BLOWN IT went close when runner-up to Prince James over C&D last time and this drop in grade can see him go one better. He should confirm running with both Atlantic Beach and Cruise Tothelimit despite the slightly worse terms, while Bailadeira will need to step up on the form of last week's victory in a seller at Kempton if she's to go in again. Bateleur has been running consistently well and Cayman Fox had Here Now And Why a length behind when fifth at this track last time. Vhujon won twice at Kempton last month but failed to figure off today's mark on his latest start.
Atlantic Beach 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Prince James (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Blown It (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon switched left, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Prince James (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Cruise Tothelimit (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, eased, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Prince James (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Pitkin 5-2fav (9-8) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, hung left under pressure inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 10l behind Cross of Lorraine (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Aug.
Bailadeira 7-2 (8-9) Made all, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Cliffords Reprieve (9-3) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Novabridge 12-1 (9-4) Led over 2f, chased leader until 4f out, stayed in 3rd until ridden and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 26l behind Barista (8-13) at Chepstow 7f app sell stks (6) gd in Sep.
Black Baccara 22-1 (8-7) Led, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Punching (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Bilko Pak (IRE) 11-2fav (9-0) Held up, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Catalinas Diamond (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bateleur 4-1 (9-1) Prominent, took keen hold, lost place over 3f out, ran on from over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Doctor Hilary (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Divertimenti (IRE) 18-1 (10-5) Slight lead, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 18, 12l behind Steed (10-9) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Perlachy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Vhujon (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Behind, some headway inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 9, 4l behind Mambo Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Cayman Fox 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Perlachy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.