Bell Heather won a division of this race last year and returns to the venue for this first time since scoring here in February. American Patrol failed to cope with a rise in the weights last time having won at Lingfield earlier and it could pay to stick with CELTIC ARTISAN. He’s won two of his last three outings over track and trip and another bold bid is expected despite a 3lb rise. Magwadiri may improve on only his third start for new connections and Baashiq slips further down the weights.
Bell Heather (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort to challenge over 2f out, led inside final 2f, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Red Force One (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Foie Gras 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, 7th of 15, 8 1/4l behind Topmeup (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
American Patrol (IRE) 15-2 (8-9) Awkwardly away, held up in last pair, headway on outside under pressure chasing leaders over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, keeping on when carried left inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Hats Off To Larry (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Celtic Artisan (IRE) 2-1fav (9-11) Ridden leaving stalls, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Top Offer (9-3) by nk, 10 ran.
Toriano 20-1 (9-9) Led early, tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, hung left and beaten inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8 1/2l behind Fashaak (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (5) pol in Sep.
Dose 16-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 13 1/4l behind Bollin Joan (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Magwadiri (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, weakened well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Pickett's Charge (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Connemera Queen 25-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, 12th of 15, 19 1/2l behind Whitlock (9-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Chaucer's Tale 25-1 (9-9) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, short lived effort over 1f out, 7th of 11, 16 1/4l behind Archie Perkins (9-6) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Baashiq (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace closing stages, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Catoca (9-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Tiny Tempest (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, 6th halfway, ridden under 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 20, 5 3/4l behind Innamorare (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m hcp gf in Aug.
Ravenhoe (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 6l behind King Of The Celts (10-9) at Ripon 1m 3f hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Dance Me (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Catoca (9-11) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Aug.