City Dreamer had been a little disappointing before winning at Plumpton so it’s no surprise that Wayne Hutchinson has chosen less-exposed stablemate Amadeus Rox, beaten under a length on his hurdles bow at Newton Abbot when Phoenix Dawn was behind. Eragon De Chanay won in France in March but has his first run for Gary Moore under a sizeable penalty. Worcester second Ortenzia has the beating of City Dreamer on collateral form but we’ll take a chance that there’s more to come from GLORVINA. She had only three rivals at Cartmel but was always travelling best and won on soft going on the Flat.
Eragon De Chanay (FR) Racinger gelding out of Rose Celebre.
City Dreamer (IRE) 4-1 (10-12) Keen, held up last, smooth headway going well 3 out, chased leaders before next, went 2nd and switched left between last 2, led last, ridden and quickened readily clear run-in, won at Plumpton 2m (4) gd in Sep beating The Raven Master (11-5) by 8l, 7 ran.
Crucial Moment 7-1 (9-8) Held up behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Affair (9-1) at Bath 1m 6f hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Amadeus Rox (FR) 5-2 (10-12) Chased leaders, led before 2 out, headed last, kept on under pressure run-in, always held, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Charlie Rascal (10-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f (3) gs in Jul.
Nevasca (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Went right start, always in rear, last of 14, 33 1/4l behind Mountain Hunter (9-5) at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Phoenix Dawn 11-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Maori Bob (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Steel Helmet (IRE) 11-2jfav (9-6) Tracked leader, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 8 1/2l behind Masquerade Bling (9-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Glorvina (IRE) 11-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, led 2 out, ridden clear after last, stayed on well, won at Cartmel 2m 1f (4) gs in Aug beating Knight Destroyer (10-12) by 7l, 4 ran.
Ortenzia (IRE) 9-1 (10-5) Led, not fluent and hind left sprawled 3 out, clear next, reduced lead last, headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Plato's Kode (11-5) at Worcester 2m (4) gd in Aug.