FARMERS DREAM had Babich Bay and Lennoxwood behind when finishing strongly into third behind Cape Kimberley over C&D on Monday. That followed on from a close-up fourth at Kempton and Richard Price's four-year-old can open his account in this ordinary handicap. A return to this trip will suit C&D winner Dancing Welcome, who got outpaced over 6f here earlier in the week but still finished ahead of Avon Light and Northern Genes, while Ellies Image was only beaten a neck off this mark at Carlisle after winning at Doncaster and can't be ignored. Sienna Blue and Wednesday's Bath second Trade Centre may be the pick of the remainder.
Ellies Image 15-2 (8-13) Well outpaced in rear, driven 2f out, good headway on wide outside over 1f out, ridden to lead 1f out, not quicken and headed closing stages, 2nd of 11, nk behind Istiqdaam (9-11) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Timpanist (USA) 25-1 (8-5) In touch, headawy in centre over 2f out, went 3rd 2f out, chased winner and every chance inside final furlong, outpaced to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Katmai River (8-12) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Sienna Blue 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, challenged 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Abergeldie (9-3) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Dusty Bluebells (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Chased main group leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 11l behind Poyle Judy (9-3) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Dancing Welcome 3-1fav (8-9) Held up towards rear centre, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never threatened, 5th of 17, 2 1/4l behind Mary's Pet (9-2) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Babich Bay (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders centre, ridden and hung left inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 17, 8l behind Cape Kimberley (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Tourist 14-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Tanforan (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Talamahana 28-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 12th of 13, 13l behind Colourbearer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Transeggselence 50-1 (8-11) Always behind centre, never on terms, last of 17, 21l behind Mary's Pet (9-2) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Trade Centre 6-1 (8-11) Soon mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, kept on, not quite able to reach winner, 2nd of 10, nk behind Welcome Approach (9-2) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
All In A Paddy 25-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Zaheeb (8-13) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Piccolete 7-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, hung right and weakened inside final 2f, 13th of 16, 16l behind Cadmium Loch (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Northern Genes (AUS) 16-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind most of way, 10th of 17, 8l behind Mary's Pet (9-2) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Lennoxwood (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Slowly away, raced centre, outpaced and always in rear, 16th of 17, 20l behind Cape Kimberley (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Frosty Reception 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 16l behind Full Shilling (8-7) at Chepstow 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Farmers Dream (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Raced centre, held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway soon after, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, closed towards finish and almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 17, 1 3/4l behind Cape Kimberley (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Avon Light 16-1 (7-12) Chased leaders on rail, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 17, 7l behind Mary's Pet (9-2) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.