HESSLEWOOD (NAP) was beaten a neck by Hortzadar at Ripon and the winner followed up at Goodwood on Wednesday so James Bethell's charge can take this from just 1lb higher. Taawfan was unlucky in-running at Kempton but has never raced on ground with give nor has Lord Neidin though the latter looked progressive at Chelmsford. Sea Trout Reach came from a long way back on soft ground at Newmarket and was beaten less than a length so should go well while Aweedram, who wasn't beaten far on soft ground here in July, was engaged at Pontefract yesterday.
Sagauteur (FR) (9-2) 3rd of 6, 4 3/4l behind King Cobra (9-6) at Angers 1m 2f stks sft in Jun.
Hesslewood (IRE) 10-3 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Hortzadar (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp (2) sft in Aug.
The Rain King (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Soon chased leaders, effort straight, no extra final furlong, 12th of 14, 13 1/2l behind Sky Seven (8-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Aug.
Raaed (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 2f out, 8th of 10, 8 1/2l behind King's Slipper (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Sep.
Kaser (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) In rear, headway over 2f out, kept on entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 3/4l behind Luncies (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Taawfan (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Slightly slowly away, in rear, headway on inside rail when ridden over 2f out, not much room 1f out, strong late run close home, nearest finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Nehaall (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp fll (4) pol in Sep.
Al Rasmah (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) In touch, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 14 1/2l behind Angel Power (9-0) at York 1m 2f hcp fll (2) gd in Aug.
Sea Trout Reach (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Close up in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, driven and ran on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 5, 1/2l behind Hot Summer (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp (4) sft in Aug.
Lord Neidin 6-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, good headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd and sustained run inside final furlong, led towards finish, won at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (4) pol in Sep beating Daafr (8-13) by nk, 11 ran.
Super Den 25-1 (9-2) Prominent early, chased leaders, effort 2f out, went 4th inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 4th of 12, 3 3/4l behind Bullfinch (9-9) at Kempton 1m stks (5) pol in Aug.
Mikmak 9-2 (9-10) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 16 1/2l behind Star Shield (9-12) at Haydock 1m hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Ajax Tavern 12-1 (8-4) Tracked winner, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 4 3/4l behind Laser Show (9-5) at Newmarket 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Aweedram (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Dwelt held up, pushed along over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 12, 7 1/4l behind Matthew Flinders (8-9) at Doncaster 1m hcp (2) gd in Sep.