LULU THE ZULU was having only her sixth start when scoring with a bit in hand at Nottingham and Mick Appleby's progressive mare can complete the double from just 6lb higher. Ypres is one of the most consistent sprinters around which is why he's now on a 5lb higher mark than ever before and though Hamoody has already won five races this year they have all been at a lower grade than this. Wild Sauce came good at Catterick last time but was behind Ypres at Beverley previously and Mutafaakir has only won once, at Catterick in June, and is 4lb higher.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Showboating (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Hamoody (USA) 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along half, soon ridden along, came towards stand side over 1f out, driven and ran on, just failed, 2nd of 4, hd behind Last Sovereign (9-2) at Hamilton 5f clm stks (6) gf in Aug.
Azzurra Du Caprio (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Prominent chasing leader, lost 2nd over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 18, 19l behind Noverre To Go (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Wild Sauce 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, led inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on, won at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Majestic Manannan (9-8) by nk, 7 ran.
Mappin Time (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 11th of 20, 7l behind Picture Dealer (9-12) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Waking Warrior 9-2 (8-11) Went left start, outpaced in last pair, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Bondi Beach Boy (9-5) at Thirsk 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Bonnie Charlie 6-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Spin Artist (9-6) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Ypres 9-4fav (10-7) Off the pace towards rear, headway in centre over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1l behind George Fenton (9-6) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Lulu The Zulu (IRE) 11-4fav (8-13) In touch, ridden and headway to chase leader over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven and soon edged left, stayed on, won at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (3) gs in Aug beating Big Wave (9-2) by 1l, 9 ran.
Burnhope 20-1 (8-10) Went right start, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 13l behind Minalisa (9-9) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Mutafaakir (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Pulled hard, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, soon rallied, faded final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Celtic Sixpence (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Fama Mac 16-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, no chance when hung left under pressure inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Solar Spirit (9-11) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.