It's no surprise to see several of these already dropped into selling grade as the likes of Bathwick Scanno, Rainy Champion and Red Riverman have already disappointed on more than one occasion. A Little Bit Dusty's debut win at Fontwell wasn't a bad effort, however, and he was taking on better opposition at Chepstow next time. Though, like Red Mercury, he has a penalty to carry in this. SINADINOU is no world-beater but Tim Vaughan's gelding ran his best race so far over C&D last time and looks capable of landing a contest like this while the ground remains fast.
A Little Bit Dusty 10-1 (11-0) In touch, pushed along after 3rd, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 5th of 8, 39l behind Jackies Solitaire (10-0) at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd.
Red Mercury (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Mid-division, reminder after 5th, headway after 6th, mistake 3 out, weakened before next, 4th of 10, 24l behind Xenophon (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Bathwick Scanno (IRE) 7-2 (10-1) Raced wide throughout, led, narrowly headed approaching 5th, pushed along before next, challenged 3 out, weakened before next, last of 3, 13l behind Captain Dash (11-0) at Wincanton 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gf.
Easydoesit (IRE) 11-1 (10-12) In touch in chasing group, slow 3rd, behind from 5th, tailed off and pulled up before2 out, in a race won by Guards Chapel (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf, 7 ran.
Rainy Champion (USA) 5-1 (10-5) Chased leader, led 2nd and soon well clear, still clear when hit 3 out, reduced lead when headed next, chased winner but no chance when weakened to 3rd last, 3rd of 7, 14l behind Guards Chapel (10-7) at Wincanton 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) gf.
Red Riverman 17-2 (10-12) Pulled hard and hung right, with leaders, hung badly right on bend after 1st, hanging badly right when ran out 2nd, in a race won by Jackies Solitaire (10-0) at Chepstow 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd, 8 ran.
Sinadinou 5-1 (10-12) Held up in touch and keen, headway before 3 out, led and not fluent 2 out, headed last, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Traitor (10-12) at Ludlow 2m 3yo mdn hdl (4) fm.
Dorothy's Dream (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Held up, outpaced over 3f out, last of 13, 44l behind Albany Rose (9-7) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun (flat).
No Refraction (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Led until headed over 3f out, soon lost 2nd, weakened quickly over 2f out, tailed off, 7th of 10, 41l behind Always The Lady (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gs in Sep (flat).
Symphony Of Love 66-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, not fluent 2nd, mistake next, ridden after 5th, behind 6th, tailed off when slipped into last and crashed through plastic wing, in a race won by Lady Chloe (10-5) at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gf in Aug, 8 ran.
Romantic Girl (IRE) 40-1 (8-4) Always behind, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Maydream (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep (flat).