This looks something of a lottery and top weight BEYOND gets only a speculative vote. He beat five others at Salisbury in June and four of them have subsequently won - he also remains fit from hurdling. Gabrial's King went close at Chester last time and Presto Volante is another threatening to get his head in fron again. Callisto Moon scored over track and trip in May and a recent spin over timber should have brought him on while Laser Blazer beat Honourable Knight at Salisbury last month and tries 2m for the first time here. Sunny Future and Tijori both failed to land hat-tricks on their latest starts and Chapter Five was engaged to run here yesterday.
Beyond (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until ridden over 4f out, soon weakened, 17th of 18, 45l behind Broxbourne (9-0) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gs in Jul.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Took keen hold in mid-division, not much room on rails briefly over 5f out, headway on outside to chase leaders over 4f out, went 3rd over 3f out, chased winner 2f out, ridden to lead and hung left over 1f out, idled and headed final stride, 2nd of 9, shd behind Nashville (9-5) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Spice Fair 16-1 (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 6l behind Spiritoftomintoul (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Wild Desert (FR) 4-5fav (9-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Presto Volante (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 6l behind Spiritoftomintoul (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Callisto Moon 5-1 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in May beating Red Orator (9-7) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Sunny Future (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Led, headed 3f out, soon pushed along, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Poyle Thomas (9-3) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Laser Blazer 33-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden, switched left and headway 2f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead final 100 yards, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Honourable Knight (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Our Folly 6-1 (9-7) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 33l behind Meetings Man (9-4) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Filatore (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Chased winner, pushed laong over 5f out, lost 2nd over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 9, 27l behind Nashville (9-5) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Ampleforth 14-1 (9-0) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with winner when hard pressed for 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 5l behind Linguine (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
L Frank Baum (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Hampered start and again on inside after 1/2 furlong, always in rear, driven along and struggling over 8f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Nashville (9-5) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Italian Riviera 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakend over 1f out, 10th of 13, 17l behind Spiritoftomintoul (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Eshtyaaq 9-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, chased leading pair, rallied under pressure inside final furlong, every chance until no extra in 4th final 110 yards, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Nashville (9-5) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Jezza (8-11) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Tijori (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 5th of 9, 25l behind Nashville (9-5) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Chapter Five 10-11fav (9-6) Hampered after 1f, tracked leaders, headway 2f out, every chance entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, just held on, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug beating Manshoor (8-11) by shd, 5 ran.