TAKE COVER picked-up where he left off last season with a victory on his return to action at Haydock. Three times a winner at Southwell last year, he remains unbeaten and is worth sticking with as he steps up in trip. Shifting Star has every chance in this grade and so does C&D winner Chapter And Verse after going close here last week when Rio Grande finished a couple of lengths behind. Numeral is another winner over track and trip capable of a bold bid with Ryan Moore on board while Shahzan remains unexposed and may finish closer.
Shifting Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on wide outside over 2f out, soon ridden and hung right, kept on inside final furlong, never a threat, 7th of 16, 8l behind First Post (9-1) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, always behind, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Prime Exhibit (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Good Authority (IRE) 6-1fav (9-6) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, soon beaten, 11th of 16, 7l behind Choral (9-2) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Shahzan (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, came wide entering straight, effort and hung left over 1f out, ran on, not able to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind My Son Max (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kakatosi 8-1 (8-7) Awkward start, in touch, progress over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Konstantin (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) fm in Sep.
Rio Grande 12-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed insie final furlong, no exta and dropped to 5th near finash, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Prime Exhibit (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lujeanie 16-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 9th of 12, 6l behind Idler (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Oneladyowner 10-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Piscean (9-3) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Take Cover 13-2 (8-12) Raced stand side, tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, all out, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep beating Defence Council (8-12) by nk, 14 ran.
Numeral (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 13, 9l behind Alraased (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Way Too Hot 20-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 4l behind Compton (9-3) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
My Kingdom (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Behind, headway towards far side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Prodigality (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Ongoodform (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Corporal Maddox (10-0) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Jul.
Masai Moon 50-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 13, 6l behind Alraased (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.