Recent Epsom winner CELTIC SIXPENCE has registered both wins to date over 6f, but Noel Quinlan's front-runner should have no problem with the drop back in trip. She sulked when unable to dictate matters on her only previous start over today's distance but will take the catching if allowed the lead here. Royal Bajan has won three times over 5f this year and is likely to have a say in this, but both Sugar Beet and Welsh Inlet have a bit to find with the selection on latest running. Whitecrest finally won her maiden on fast ground at Chepstow last month and it was only a low-grade handicap that Green Warrior won at Musselburgh in July and this is tougher.
Celtic Sixpence (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) With leader, led 2f out, pushed out, won at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug beating Blue Deer (8-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Sugar Beet 12-1 (9-6) Took keen hold led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Jack Smudge 5-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 14l behind Bravo King (9-4) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Aug.
Royal Bajan (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind York Glory (9-7) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Raced wide prominent, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Whitecrest 6-4 (8-12) Made all on rail, pressed and driven inside final furlong, stayed on to assert towards finish, won at Chepstow 5f mdn auc stks (5) gf in Aug beating Griffin Point (8-9) by 1l, 5 ran.
Green Warrior 9-1 (9-2) Raced wide of pack and prominent, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 11l behind Wicked Wilma (9-9) at Thirsk 5f all hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Aug.
Whoateallthepius (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Pressed leader, led 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Golden Compass (8-12) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.