Dandy Nicholls' poor run has to come to an end sometime and it would be no surprise to see Fol Hollow go close back in handicap company after a couple of confidence-boosters in claimers. The penalised Deerslayer has won three of his last four but they have all been sellers, while three-year-old Eland Ally and Berberana have something to prove after disappointing last time. Picabo is in good form and was only beaten half-a-length at Bath off this mark last month, while Drift And Dream was well backed on her reappearance at Sandown and may do better on this quicker ground. HAAJES is back in form, however, and 5lb lower than his last winning mark. He looks to have a decent draw in this finale and can finally get off the mark for the season.
Beat The Bell 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders centre, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure inside final furlong, took 3rd post, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Pelmanism (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 10th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Secret Witness (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Taurus Twins 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 6l behind Ajjaadd (9-0) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Lujeanie 11-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 7l behind Zero Money (9-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Indian Trail 11-1 (8-9) In rear, never on terms, 8th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Your Gifted (8-3) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Oldjoesaid 6-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, ridden and outpaced when not clear run and hampered inside final 2f, switched left over 1f out, slightly hampered again just inside final furlong, kept on, not reached leaders, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Mayoman (8-4) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Outpaced, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 8th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Secret Witness (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Eland Ally 13-8fav (9-7) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Lady Royale (9-7) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Fol Hollow (IRE) 1-2fav (9-6) With leader, ridden 2f out, led briefly inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Northern Bolt (8-13) at Hamilton 5f clm stks (6) gd in Aug.
Drift And Dream 5-1fav (8-10) Tracked 2f, close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 10l behind Ajjaadd (8-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders centre, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, beaten when eased inside final furlong, last of 9, 20l behind Pelmanism (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Berberana (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Rearing and unruly in stalls, chased leaders 3f, 11th of 12, 14l behind York Glory (8-10) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Haajes 5-1 (9-10) With leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Caranbola (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Major Muscari (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort well over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 10l behind Apace (9-2) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Deerslayer (USA) 13-8fav (9-3) Made all, driven over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Aug beating Brynfa Boy (8-11) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Even Stevens 33-1 (8-9) Led narrowly centre, ridden and edged left inside final 2f, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Pelmanism (8-9) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Picabo (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Slowly away soon recovered, tracked leaders after 1f, switched right 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Comptonspirit (9-4) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Jack Rackham 18-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 13, 8l behind Sacrosanctus (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Best Trip (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Good speed to cross over and lead on rail, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, last of 10, 21l behind Capone (9-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Desert Strike 25-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway into mid-division over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Fabreze (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Style And Panache (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Raced wide in touch, ridden after 2f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 6, 7l behind Fair Value (9-0) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Googlette (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened, 7th of 10, 13l behind Morache Music (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.