The winning run of BUSSA came to an end when dropped back to 6f last time. However he only missed out by a head and back over today's trip, he can return to winning ways. Bassett Road is also in fine form and attempts to follow-up his recent victory over track and trip under a penalty but Abhaath's recent placed efforts have been in plating company and Beachwood Bay's latest second came on the Fibresand at Southwell back in July. Boy The Bell and Kai were both successful here on their latest outings and the former makes more appeal as he's still well handicapped compared to his best form.
Bassett Road (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Jack My Boy (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Abhaath (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 1f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 5, hd behind Homeboy (9-0) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Beachwood Bay 15-2 (10-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Soopacal (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) std in Jul.
Bussa 4-6fav (9-6) Bumped start, mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 9, hd behind Reginald Claude (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Green Mitas (ITY) 20-1 (8-10) Steadied start, held up well in rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 6l behind Colbyor (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Fighter Boy (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Slowly away and bumped start, headway to chase leaders over 5f out, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 20l behind Bang Tidy (8-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Kai 10-3fav (9-0) Went left start, led, headed over 5f out, chased leaders, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Bitaphon (9-4) by 2l, 10 ran.
Marshall Art 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Kai (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Nant Saeson (IRE) 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Jumbo Prado (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Boy The Bell 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol beating Under Par (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.