Tim Vaughan is using a 10lb claimer to reduce the welter burden of Hawkhill, who has won three times this year. He is still conceding weight to all of his rivals, however, and seems to need softer ground to reproduce his best. We'll take him on with the less-exposed ADELAR, a Group performer on the Flat in France in his younger days and a ready winner over C&D last month. The four-year-old Ugo has improved with experience but the others appear to have plenty to find on what they've shown so far.
Hawkhill (IRE) 6-5fav (11-9) Led, ridden after 2 out, headed run in, no extra, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Cadore (10-4) at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft in Aug.
Adelar (GER) 8-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 3rd well before 2 out, challenged on bit 2 out, soon led, clear before last, easily, won at Newton Abbot 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Shallow Bay (10-12) by 4l, 8 ran.
Ugo (USA) 12-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway after 5th, went close 2nd approaching 2 out, ridden and hung left before last, stayed on same pace flat, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Zama Zama (10-13) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-135 (3) gd in May.
Warwickshire (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, went left 3rd, lost place after next, soon tailed off, last of 14, well behind Fear Glic (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Applause For Amy (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Mid-division, mistake 4th, outpaced 3 out, soon weakened, tailed off, 9th of 13, well behind Special Account (11-5) at Worcester 2m 4f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Breakoutthebooze (IRE) 25-1 (10-11) Pulled hard in touch, not fluent 3rd, struggling 4 out, soon beaten, tailed off from next, last of 5, well behind Violets Boy (10-12) at Hereford 2m 1f nov hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Ask Scotty 80-1 (10-11) In rear, jumped slowly 1st, weakened before 4 out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind Cabimas (11-0) at Newton Abbot 2m 1f mdn hdl (4) gs in Jun.