Pacolita is a little quirky and was due to run at Wolverhampton yesterday. Salisbury fourth Celestial Knight is rated a couple of pounds higher on the all-weather but has won twice at Kempton while this is Skidby Mill's level. Adam Kirby takes over from an apprentice on JONNIE SKULL and Phil McEntee's veteran looks capable of going close in a race like this off his current mark, especially with a good draw.
Celestial Knight 8-1 (11-0) Mid-division on outside, effort 2f out, ridden to chase leader over 1f out until inside final furlong, no impression with front pair final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 4 1/4l behind Party Royal (11-6) at Salisbury 1m hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Star Links (USA) 14-1 (9-8) Slowly away, always behind, 9th of 12, 9 1/4l behind Hercullian Prince (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Zed Candy Girl 16-1 (9-5) Went right start, in rear, ridden over 4f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 11 1/4l behind Sculptured (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Jul.
Skidby Mill (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway approaching final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 14, 5 1/2l behind Exoplanet Blue (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Purple Lane (IRE) 11-4fav (11-3) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, hung left and beaten over 2f out, 6th of 7, 21 3/4l behind Silver Dixie (11-7) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Talyani (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Beggers Luck 13-2fav (11-3) Behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 17, 10 3/4l behind Botanist (10-11) at Leicester 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Kill Or Cure (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 13 3/4l behind Coolcalmcollected (9-3) at Sandown 7f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Legal Shark (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 17 1/2l behind Heavens Eyes (10-0) at Southwell 1m mdn hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Bennelong 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, pushed along and lost place halfway, never on terms after, 7th of 8, 14 1/2l behind Passover (9-10) at Epsom 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Choral Clan (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid-division, ridden and no impression final furlong, 6th of 17, 7 1/4l behind Botanist (10-11) at Leicester 7f hcp (6) gd in Jul.
Pacolita (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Tracked leading trio, headway under pressure and edged left over 1f out, 2nd 1f out, strong challenge inside final furlong, driven ahead final stride, won at Epsom 7f hcp fll (4) gd in Jul beating Ixelles Diamond (9-6) by shd, 5 ran.