DARK LANE is getting closer and was beaten less than a length by Belinsky over C&D on Thursday. He gets the token vote with Nathan Sweeney taking 5lb off his back. Multiple Polytrack winner Bishopbriggs went close at Southwell back in May and has since joined John Butler. Any support for him would be interesting while Elegant Muse should be in the firing-line having scored over C&D in July and only 3lb higher now. Irish raider Pre Tax Profit has claims on his recent second at Dundalk while Chjimes and Fifteentwo have the past form to get involved.
Chjimes (IRE) 18-1 (9-8) Dwelt and not much room after start, headway over 1f out, plugged on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Proper Charlie (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Court Applause (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Dwelt always in rear, carried head high when ridden halfway, last of 7, 8l behind Speedyfix (9-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Methaaly (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Rearing in stalls, outpaced, 12th of 15, 10l behind See Clearly (10-1) at Thirsk 6f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Fifteentwo 10-1 (9-5) Raced wide, always in rear, 8th of 10, 10l behind Aubrietia (8-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Jun.
Sannibel 8-1 (9-2) Chased winner, ridden halfway, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Miss Polly Plum (8-13) at Yarmouth 5f fll hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Powerful Pierre 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden on outer over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Roy The Boy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Dark Lane 11-2 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 3/4l behind Belinsky (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Punching 12-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 7l behind Pick A Little (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Aug.
Pre Tax Profit (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Soon led and brought over to rail from wide draw, driven along in straight and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Ningaloo Reef (9-10) at Dundalk 7f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Elegant Muse 22-1 (8-4) Awkward start, soon prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Jade (9-5) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Roodee Queen 33-1 (9-10) Soon in mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon lost place, last of 13, 20l behind Shes Rosie (9-5) at Chepstow 7f fll hcp (5) fm in Jul.
Strong Man 9-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, no extra and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 2 1/4l behind Steel Stockholder (9-8) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Bishopbriggs (USA) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on towards finish, always held by winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Clear Spring (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in May.