It could be a decent day for Tom George and Paddy Brennan as CELTIC INTRIGUE wouldn't need to improve much on his second at Bangor to go one better here, despite a 5lb higher mark. Boomtown is on a hat-trick after victories at Wincanton and Stratford but has shot up the weights while Gwladys Street appears to have two ways of running and was a long way behind former pointer Royal Deal at Wetherby earlier this month in a race in which One For Luck was pulled up. Kingaroo won a three-runner race here on the Flat in the summer but he usually reserves his best for the Fibresand.
Ali Baba 6-1 (10-3) Held up in touch, pushed along after 3 out, weakening when mistake and hampered 2 out, 6th of 11, 29l behind City Press (11-4) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nov hcp 0-115 (4) gd in May.
Royal Deal 7-1 (11-7) Took keen hold, in touch until lost place after 4th, never on terms after, ridden and struggling in modest 6th after 4 out, tailed off, 7th of 14, well behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Turjuman (USA) 50-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden 5th, never near leaders, 6th of 13, well behind Valdez (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) sft.
Gwladys Street (IRE) 22-1 (11-8) Always behind, tailed off, 10th of 14, well behind Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs.
Bob Lewis 20-1 (11-0) Pulled hard, soon prominent, led approaching when mistake and headed 3 out, weakened before next, modest 5th, 5th of 7, 50l behind Tanerko Emery (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Tannerman (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) Chased leader, not fluent 3rd, led 6th, already narrowly headed when fell 2 out, in a race won by Set In Her Ways (10-13) at Southwell 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs, 14 ran.
One For Luck 20-1 (11-5) Took keen hold in mid-division, lost place 6th, tailed off 4 out, pulled up soon after, in a race won by Purcell's Bridge (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 6f cond nov hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs, 14 ran.
Celtic Intrigue (IRE) 6-1 (10-11) In touch on outside, joined leaders when not fluent 3 out, soon chased winner, ridden after next, kept on approaching last, always held, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Lean Burn (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl (5) gs.
Bollin Tahini 14-1 (10-9) Tracked leaders, weakening when mistake 3 out, last of 5, well behind Tante Sissi (10-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f mares NH nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Kingaroo (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Keen close up, hit 6th, reminders soon after, ridden and weakened 2 out, 6th of 8, 34l behind Barrakilla (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 3f nh nov hdl (4) gs.
Killimore Cottage 16-1 (11-0) Held up, mistake 3rd, some late headway, moderate 4th, 4th of 8, 31l behind Bathcounty (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct.
Boomtown Evensfav (9-10) Tracked leaders on outer, led 6th, mistake 3 out, ridden before last, kept on well, won at Stratford 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) sft beating Petroupetrov (11-3) by 2 3/4l, 10 ran.
Lukey Luke 9-2 (10-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along 6th, never dangerous, 8th of 14, well behind Too Cool To Fool (11-0) at Newcastle 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) sft in Jan '11.
Haling Park (UAE) 25-1 (9-9) In touch in rear, ridden 8th, driven 3 out, outpaced before next, headway approaching last, chased winner flat, no impression near finish, 2nd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Ironical (11-12) at Fakenham 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Oct.