Party Royal came here for the Carlisle Bell and ran quite well to finish fourth but not so well on a return visit in July. Jacob Black made all in a Hamilton maiden and completed a double in a handicap over this track and trip before a disappointing effort at Catterick. Alquimia has been performing at a slightly higher grade recently but is still 8lb higher than her only success at Haydock in May while An Chulainn has only won on Polytrack and continues to be beaten in lower grade events from this mark. That leaves CORREGGIO and it's Micky Hammond's charge who gets the vote as though he's probably better over slightly further he's on exactly the same mark as when successful over the trip at Pontefract in April and Jack Garritty's claim is a bonus.
Party Royal 13-2 (9-10) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 12l behind Talent Scout (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Jacob Black 7-2 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Little Shambles (9-7) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Correggio 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 1f out, not much room inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Sophisticated Heir (9-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Alquimia (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, effort when not clear run over 1f out, soon short of room on inside, nowhere to go throughout final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Bartack (9-10) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
An Chulainn (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt, pulled hard tracking leaders, driven to challenge over 1f out, not run on, 2nd of 5, 6l behind Go Sakhee (9-4) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.