Soloist scored over track and trip before fading close home at Hamilton last time and can figure again. Sashenka wasn’t beaten far when upped to today’s distance at Kempton while First Dance has been thereabouts here recently and Sulafaat went close here a week ago having won at Ripon before that. But SWEET CELEBRATION has the most scope of these and having placed in a novices' race on the Tapeta at Wolverhampton last month, Marco Botti’s filly may prove good enough.
Snowdon 40-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, effort 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 4 1/4l behind Skerryvore (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Soloist (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed entered final furlong, no extra closing stages, 4th of 8, 3 1/4l behind Art Of Diplomacy (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (5) sft in Sep.
Sashenka (GER) 9-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Imperium (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
First Dance (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Dreamweaver (9-6) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Sweet Celebration (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) In touch, not much room over 2f out, ridden and headway over 2f out, switched right approaching final furlong, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Monsieur Lambrays (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f stks (5) pol in Aug.
Bolt N Brown 20-1 (8-11) Set slow pace, quickened over 2f out, hard ridden well over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Sea Battle (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Sulafaat (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway on outside over 4f out, chased front pair over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, held near finish, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Beaufort (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Sep.