HIDDON COIN has already won a couple of similar events over track and trip this month with his latest victory coming here on Monday. The hat-trick beckons with Raul De Silva's claim furthering his cause and he gets the nod. Proper Charlie has a shout taking a drop in class and the unreliable Dark Lane could figure if posting one of his better efforts having failed to land the odds at Lingfield a week ago. The remainder have been below par of late though Quality Art could get involved if back to something like his best.
Proper Charlie 14-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure until weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 9, 2l behind Polar Venture (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Frequency 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, lost place over 2f out, last of 12, 22l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Point North (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, headway and in touch on outside 5f out, challenged over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 21l behind Polar Kite (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Quality Art (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Off the pace in 4th, closer order halfway, ridden over 1f out, no impression when lost 4th post, 5th of 8, 7l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Takealookatmenow (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 13l behind Half A Billion (8-8) at Catterick 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Clubland (IRE) 3-1 (8-5) Towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 3l behind Where's Reiley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Dark Lane 4-7fav (9-6) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, always held, 2nd of 4, 3l behind Homeboy (9-6) at Lingfield 6f sell stks (6) pol.
Hiddon Coin (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Made all, shaken up over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo clm stks (6) pol beating Windforpower (8-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.