CELTIC STEP was drawn wide when beaten only a head over C&D in June. He's scored at Ripon since and Peter Niven's charge gets a tentative vote ahead of Dana's Present. The latter won over a mile at Kempton earlier this month and but has something to prove over today's longer trip while Source Of Light has been given a chance by the handicapper dropped 2lb after her latest fifth over track and trip. Always Eager was still beaten nine lengths when runner-up at Brighton last time but Northern Spy has slipped down the weights and may finish closer.
Celtic Step 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, effort well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Gadobout Dancer (8-4) at Beverley 1m 2f app hcp (6) gd.
Calypso Magic (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Chased leader, led halfway, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, 6l behind Positively (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dana's Present 3-1fav (8-12) Difficult to load, went into stalls and then jockey mounted, mid-division, headway going well 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden out, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating More Than Words (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Jawhar (10-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Source Of Light (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, closed 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Graylyn Valentino (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Sir Dylan 15-2 (8-8) Dwelt outpaced, soon tailed off, never on terms, 7th of 12, 30l behind Volcanic Jack (9-8) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
Northern Spy (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to dispute 2nd over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Ermyntrude (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Always Eager 9-2 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until edged left over 1f out, rallied to 2nd again 1f out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 9l behind High Five Prince (8-6) at Brighton 1m 2f Apprentice Selling Handicap (0-65) (3yo+) (6) fm.
Chasin' Rainbows 4-1fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Choral Bee (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol.
High Five Society 40-1 (9-4) Towards rear, lost place over 5f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Party Line (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Broughton Place 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders early, in touch, lost place over 5f out, 10th of 13, 23l behind Penbryn (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Applaude 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway to chase winner 4f out until over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind Know No Fear (10-9) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Lady Percy (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader until over 7f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 6l behind Warden Bond (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.