GOLD CLUB attempted to make all over 6f at Haydock but was headed in the closing stages. A drop down to the minimum trip seems the logical choice for Ed McMahon's colt and he's less exposed than the others with an official handicap mark including Fredricka. The latter went close over 5f on a couple of occasions last month while Stellarta also has claims on her latest second in a handicap at Chepstow. Chuckamental has a bit to find at the weights and Penny Pursuits may improve past him.
Too Elusive 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind No Leaf Clover (9-5) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Chuckamental 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Trinity River (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Gold Club 4-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Brian Noble (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Spinner Lane Three Valleys filly out of Petra Nova.
Fredricka 5-1 (7-13) Slowly into stride, soon switched right and chasing leaders on outside, went 2nd 3f out, led briefly inside final furlong, chased winner and one pace after, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Rural Celebration (8-4) at Ripon 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug.
Penny Pursuits 100-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, pushed along 3f out, soon beaten, edged left and went modest 4th over 1f out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Coral Mist (9-0) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gs.
Stellarta 10-1 (9-6) With leaders, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Alfie Lunete (9-2) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.