BATELEUR has been threatening a return to winning ways having finished runner-up three times this month. One of those efforts came over C&D when he had today's rival Mr Skipiton behind and Mick Channon's charge is the token selection. Simple Rhythm also went close over track and trip in August, though that was on soft ground, while Wreningham is another with claims on his earlier placed efforts at this track. Star Twilight and See Vermont may figure, along with Good Timin', who should have come on for his belated seasonal debut at Southwell.
Make My Dream 20-1 (9-4) Switched right to race stands side after 1f, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not pace of leaders far side, 6th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Cape Royal (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Star Twilight 3-1fav (9-7) Raced centre in touch, outpaced over 2f out, kept on toward finish, 5th of 9, 7l behind The Strig (9-6) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Ignatieff (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Raced wide mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 10l behind Colourbearer (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Punching 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed approaching, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Shostakovich (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bateleur 7-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, went 2nd over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on and no impression with winner, 2nd of 17, 2 1/4l behind El Dececy (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd.
Whoateallthepius (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Fly leapt start, keen, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Caldermud (9-7) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Good Timin' 15-2 (8-12) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 7l behind Bond Blade (8-9) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs.
Simple Rhythm 6-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, never able to challenge, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Too Many Questions (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Mr Skipiton (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Raced centre, tracked leader, led centre group and chased winner over 1f out, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind The Strig (9-6) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
See Vermont 7-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on well, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Sharp Bullet (10-5) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Wreningham 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, kept on, lost 3rd place post, 4th of 8, 3l behind Vhujon (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Cloth Ears 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 7th of 11, 5l behind Francis Albert (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Miakora 20-1 (8-11) Raced centre, in touch in rear, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 7l behind The Strig (9-6) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Koha (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened rapidly, 10th of 13, 16l behind Lady On Top (8-9) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in May.
Pavement Games 16-1 (8-0) Raced centre, keen tracked leaders, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind The Strig (9-6) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Vuvuzela Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden 2f out, no impression in 4th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Eurosmart Lady (8-0) at Bellewstown 5f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.