A plating contest in all but name and JOVIAL could send backers home with a smile on their faces. Denis Coakley's runners have been hitting the places with regularity and while it is no certainty that this gelding stays the trip, he is in receipt of a valuable weight-for-age allowance against some very exposed rivals. Rose Aurora is often well backed and a visor replaces the cheekpieces that accompanied her last run around here. Pedasus has ability though frustratingly seems to want to keep it very much to himself. Dansilver has hit the crossbar on a number of occasions of late and this drop in trip will make him vulnerable if they go a pedestrian gallop. Shooting Party has been given a chance by the assessor whilst Wolverhampton specialist, Lunar River, is surprisingly stepped up in trip though David Pinder has gone to the trouble of booking rising star, James Rogers, for the mount.
Pedasus (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Starburst (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Ptolomeos 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and edged left over 2f out, no impression when rider dropped rein well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 9l behind Highland Love (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Dansilver 9-2 (9-10) Towards rear, headway to track leaders over 4f out, disputed lead with winner 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind King's Realm (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sunset Boulevard (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, eased and lost touch over 5f out, virtually pulled up, tailed off, last of 14, well behind Carlton Scroop (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Shooting Party (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, not much room and switched left 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 8l behind Lombok (9-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Given A Choice (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, pushed along and weakened 2f out, 8th of 13, 20l behind King Zeal (9-9) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Mater Mater 20-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 47l behind Dhan Dhana (9-0) at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Lunar River (FR) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden on outside over 1f out, edegd left and kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 2l behind Highland Love (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Larkrise Star 10-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chasing leaders and switched left entering final furlong, chased winner final 150 yards, closing finish, always held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Beat Route (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Forgotten Army (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 30l behind Iron Condor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along in mid-division 3f out, not clear run briefly over 1f out, plugged on one pace and no danger to leaders after, 6th of 12, 6l behind Celestial Girl (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Petsas Pleasure 9-1 (9-0) Soon well behind, headway on outside 7f out, chased leading duo over 4f out until 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 10, 24l behind Mexican Jay (9-4) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (6) fbs.
Turner's Touch 25-1 (8-8) Slowly away, held up in rear, modest late headway, 10th of 12, 19l behind Carlton Scroop (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Jovial (IRE) 3-1fav (8-9) Chased leaders, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Empress Leizu (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Pictures (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Burnbrake (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Rose Aurora 8-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, not clear run and hampered over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th close home, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Frameit (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.