Lord Buffhead won this last year in testing ground. He's only 1lb higher this time round while Chester'slittlegem deservedly got her head back in front at Bath last time under today's apprentice and can at least make the frame. PULL THE PIN has done all his winning at Southwell so far but can race off a 13lb lower mark on Turf. He finished runner-up at Leicester last month and can go one better in this. Chloe's Dream scored at Beverley last time and another bold bid is expected despite a 4lb rise.
Chloe's Dream (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug beating Lucky Lodge (9-10) by 1l, 8 ran.
Ambitious Icarus 10-1 (8-8) Broke well, close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Barkston Ash (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Lord Buffhead 8-1 (9-7) Slowly away, always in rear, 12th of 13, 15l behind Father Fred (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Tongalooma 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 10, 8l behind Captain Royale (9-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Saxonette 22-1 (8-7) Towards rear far side group, ridden over 1f out and switched, kept on to chase far side leader, no impression with stands side group, 12th of 20, 7l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Chester'slittlegem (IRE) 2-1fav (8-8) Held up, headway to chase leader 4f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, led again towards finish, won at Bath 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fm beating Ridgeway Sapphire (8-11) by shd, 7 ran.
Pull The Pin (IRE) 6-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 3f out, led again 2f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 3l behind First In Command (9-4) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Running Water 28-1 (8-4) Switched left after start, in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Never A Quarrel (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Distant Sun (USA) 33-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, last of 4, 6l behind Last Sovereign (9-2) at Hamilton 5f clm stks (6) gf in Aug.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 11-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 10, 9l behind Opt Out (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Stumbled and awkward leaving stalls, soon chasing leaders, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Gottcher (9-13) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.