Belabour went close over 2m here before a below par effort at Nottingham while Party Royal was narrowly beaten over a shorter trip at Windsor under today’s rider back in June. Jenny Ren has leading claims having scored at Thirsk last time and finishing runner-up over track and trip before that but a chance is taken on UP TEN DOWN TWO. The latter wasn’t beaten far when fourth at Nottingham last time and Joanna Mason and Mick Easterby enjoy plenty of success in this sphere.
Pivot Bridge 14-1 (9-0) Chased leader in 2nd, pushed along and ridden over 3f out, weakened from 2f out, no extra and eased inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 22 1/4l behind Glenbank King (9-10) at Sligo 1m 4f hcp gd in Aug.
Up Ten Down Two (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Tristram (8-10) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in May.
Belabour 16-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 17 3/4l behind Fort Jefferson (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jun.
Party Royal 25-1 (10-3) Led, headed 7f out, went 2nd and edged right over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Itlaaq (10-11) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Bertie Moon 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed well over 1f out, lost 2nd and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 9l behind Let's Be Happy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f stks (6) pol in Jul.
Manuka (IRE) 33-1 (11-11) Held up behind leaders early, dropped towards rear after 4th, reminder after 8th, ridden and no extra before 3 out, weakened, 7th of 10, dist behind Pleasure Dome (11-12) at Sligo 3m hcp gd in Aug.
Demophon 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, lost place from over 6f out, soon in rear, last of 7, 13 1/4l behind Kath's Legacy (9-11) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Seventii 12-1 (10-0) Not much room start and slowly away, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5 1/4l behind Itlaaq (10-11) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Grandscape 5-1 (9-12) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Country'n'western (10-7) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Ocean Gale 50-1 (8-10) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 13 1/4l behind Conkering Hero (9-6) at Kempton 2m hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Jenny Ren 12-1 (8-10) Keen held up, headway on outer over 2f out, soon led, ridden out, won at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp (6) gs in Aug beating Pentland Hills (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Shalamzar (FR) 16-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 21 1/2l behind Sexy Secret (9-0) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Giovanni Medici 7-1 (8-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, kept on into remote 4th, 4th of 7, 23 1/2l behind Timoshenko (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 6f hcp (6) gf in Jul.