Gran Canaria Queen has been raised another 5lb and is stepping up a couple of grades in search of a four-timer but she's already beaten Feel The Heat, Findog and Mandalay King this season. Circuitous is another upped in class after scoring at Ayr while The Nifty Fox remains high enough in the weights judged on his recent form. CHESTER ARISTOCRAT is 6lb higher than when scoring over course and distance back in May but has improved since then. Dropping down in class for this, Eric Alston's charge can return to winning ways.
Chester Aristocrat 9-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders stands side, ridden over 2f out, lost place when not much room over 1f out, 12th of 14, 7l behind Rodrigo De Torres (9-12) at Hamilton 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
The Nifty Fox 14-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Algar Lad (9-0) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Jinky 8-1 (9-3) Held up, never a factor, 7th of 9, 8l behind Spin Artist (9-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Circuitous 8-1 (9-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Ifan (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Gran Canaria Queen 5-4fav (9-1) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on well under pressure, won at Newcastle 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Dartrix (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Secret Advice 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, ridden and one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Green Monkey (9-2) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Findog 12-1 (9-1) Led to post, mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Gold Beau (9-2) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Mandalay King (IRE) 22-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Head Space (9-11) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Feel The Heat 4-1fav (8-12) Soon led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 10, 4l behind Clubland (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Beckermet (IRE) 18-1 (8-10) Led, headed inside final 2f, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Right Touch (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Ambitious Icarus 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 14, 6l behind Right Touch (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Flighty Clarets (IRE) 12-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Monakova (8-13) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Opt Out 10-1 (9-2) Soon outpaced and behind, ridden inside final 2f, kept on into mid-division inside final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Gold Beau (9-2) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, travelling well 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Gold Beau (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.