chased leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong
mid-division, headway and switched stand side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish
led, headed 2f out, soon ridden and weakened
held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on close home
chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace
held up in touch, headway and switched to stand side over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish
towards rear and outpaced, struggling over 3f out, eased over 1f out
chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish
outpaced behind, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish
This is tight with the two at the head of the weights offering similar profiles - both are bang in form, both carry a 6lb penalty and both are hat-trick seeking after displaying significant improvement of late. Neither should have any issue with conditions and UGO GREGORY is given a narrow vote as he's better drawn of the pair and his hold-up tactics could prove well suited to a fast-run race. Bedtime Bella strode home the last day in the style of a major improver but it's far from a two-horse affair to say the least with the lightly-raced Mina Velour expected to progress again after just four runs and the consistent Macs Blessings and Kolossus also noted.
Ugo Gregory 15-8fav (9-7) Mid-division, driven and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Nottingham 6f hcp (6) gs in Aug beating Cardaw Lily (8-7) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Bedtime Bella (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) In touch, effort to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Carlisle 6f hcp fll (5) hvy in Aug beating Pearl Of Qatar (8-13) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Kolossus 9-2 (8-7) Led, pushed along 2f out, bumped and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Gale Force Maya (8-11) at Carlisle 6f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Mina Velour 8-1 (8-11) Taken to post early, hampered start, in rear, headway approaching final furlong, ran on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Gale Force Maya (8-12) at Carlisle 6f hcp fll (4) gf in Jul.
Sarasota Bay 5-2 (9-6) Tracked leader, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Springwood Drive (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp fll (5) sft in Aug.
Autumn Flight (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6 3/4l behind Four Wheel Drive (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Macs Blessings (IRE) 15-2 (9-1) Soon pushed along towards rear, 13th of 14, 36l behind Our Charlie Brown (9-5) at Catterick 7f hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Princess Palliser (IRE) 13-2 (9-6) Chased leaders stand side, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4 1/2l behind Jill Rose (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Popping Corks (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Off the pace towards rear, headway chasing leaders 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Piazon (9-9) at Ayr 5f hcp (6) sft in Jul.
Kyllachy Castle 66-1 (8-8) Outpaced behind centre, 11th of 15, 13 1/4l behind Jill Rose (9-3) at Thirsk 6f hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Jordan Electrics 9-4 (8-13) With leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 9 1/2l behind Red Pike (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp (4) sft in Aug.