Sporting Gold just managed to get the better of Perfect Summer at Haydock last time. The latter re-opposes on better terms but Roger Varian's charge was having his first start since January on that occasion and may well confirm superiority. DUCHESS OF GAZELEY's winning run came to end at Goodwood in August but that's not to say she won't find further improvement stepping up in trip. A chance is taken she'll handle today's ground and she gets the nod. Dewala rattled up a hat-trick at Southwell early in the year and should go well along with Medieval Bishop, a winner over today's trip at Newcastle recently.
Sporting Gold (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Perfect Summer (8-9) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Knightly Escapade 8-1 (10-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on same pace disputing modest 4th over 1f out, no extra in closing stages, 6th of 10, 11l behind Bin Singspiel (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Dewala 25-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f olut, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no threat after, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Wannabe Loved (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Categorical 40-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden 3f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 10l behind Lieutenant Miller (9-6) at Doncaster 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Persian Peril 40-1 (8-11) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 28l behind Sirvino (9-7) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Medieval Bishop (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 29l behind Eagle Rock (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Zaplamation (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway into mid-division over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 15l behind Riptide (10-0) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Duchess Of Gazeley (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leading pair until over 3f out, driven and went 3rd again 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Magog (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
My Destination (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Keen close up, outpaced over 3f out, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, headway entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Alpine Mysteries (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 5th of 10, 15l behind Bling King (9-2) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) gf.
Forrest Flyer (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon outpaced, rallied to 3rd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Grand Diamond (8-5) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Spirit of Adjisa (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, led for 3f, tracked leader until 3f out, weakened, over 2f out, tailed off, last of 10, 43l behind Bin Singspiel (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Perfect Summer (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along briefly 5f out, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, stayed on to 2nd final 150 yards, kept on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Sporting Gold (9-8) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Tobrata 14-1 (8-12) Led, took keen hold, headed over 4f out, lost place over 3f out, 7th of 10, 10l behind Lochiel (8-11) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Korngold 4-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, chased winner inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Vittachi (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 11-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 9l behind Torero (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs.