Richard Fahey has won both previous renewals including with Chapter Seven last year. The latter's half-sister, FANTACISE, represents the yard this time around and she gets the nod dropped in class on her return to action. Stablemate Khelman also has claims on last week's second over 7f at Doncaster and Mark Johnston makes a determined bid with three runners. Jockey bookings suggest Greeleys Love has the best chance of those, although Fraserburgh arrives on the back of an easy win at Southwell and Penny Rose is a dual winner over 7f. Newstead Abbey is up 9lb having landed a recent double on the Polytrack and Hiddon Coin is upped in class having won four claiming races on the all-weather this year. Carry On Sydney is preferred to London Citizen after going close on his reappearance at Kempton.
Pure Excellence 50-1 (8-9) 8th of 9, 20l behind Shuruq (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f fll stk Grp 3 (1) in Feb.
Top Notch Tonto (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced 2f out, ridden over 1f out, rallied to chase leading pair inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Willie The Whipper (9-2) at Pontefract 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) hvy in Oct.
London Citizen (USA) 5-1 (8-2) Wide, gave way, 6th of 7, 17l behind Hard To Name (8-7) at Philadelphia Park(USA) 6f all plt in Oct.
Newstead Abbey 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, headway between horses over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol beating Skytrain (8-12) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Penny Rose 15-8 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven and effort over 1f out, faded closing stages, 4th of 5, 2 3/4l behind Ronaldinho (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Carry On Sydney 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, led over 1f out, headed and bumped slightly inside final furlong, stayed on, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Camachoice (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp (4) pol.
Fantacise 22-1 (9-0) Raced centre in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 18th of 19, 15l behind Victrix Ludorum (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo flls auc (2) sft in Oct.
Hiddon Coin (IRE) Evensfav (9-10) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol beating Groove On (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 5 ran.
Khelman (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Aetna (9-0) at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Greeleys Love (USA) 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division on inner, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Thirsk 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep beating Dr Phibes (9-7) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Fraserburgh (IRE) 4-5fav (8-12) Dwelt close up, led 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, eased near finish, won at Southwell 7f mdn stks (5) fbs beating Gebayl (8-7) by 6l, 8 ran.