tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace
close up in 4th, headway between horses over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and quickened clear (hand-timed)
led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong
keen, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace
Character Onesie was narrowly beaten over a mile at Carlisle last time and can race off the same mark but his only win since 2015 came over a longer trip. Chester runner-up Mr Tyrrell and Armagnac have yet to win anywhere so far and in a tricky contest, the vote goes to the least exposed in DAIRA PRINCE. He won over 1m2f at Yarmouth last month and ran well again despite the soft ground back at the same track last time so may well prove good enough.
Character Onesie (IRE) 5-2 (9-12) Held up in touch on inside, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to press winner inside final 100 yards, just held, 2nd of 6, nk behind Natajack (9-1) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Daira Prince (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Raced wide close up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 5, 1 1/4l behind Voi (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp (4) sft in Jul.
Mr Tyrrell (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Raced wide, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Highland Pass (8-11) at Chester 1m mdn stks (4) gf in May.
Armagnac (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up towards rear, ridden on outside 2f out, never threatened, 7th of 14, 7 1/4l behind Fit For The Job (10-2) at Windsor 1m hcp (5) gd in Jul.