Address Unknown won the Chester Cup earlier this month when Ile De Re, winner of the same race 12 months earlier, finished well beaten. The latter is 8lb better off here but that may not be enough to turn the tables. Enigmatic chaser Mad Moose belatedly got off the mark on the Flat in a Doncaster maiden but appeared to show much improved form when runner-up to Mount Athos in the Ormonde Stakes. It may not pay to take that run too literally however. Bite Of The Cherry was a close-up fourth in a Listed race at Goodwood on her return to action but SONGCRAFT looks the class act here and is fancied to make a winning reappearance. Third in last year's St Simon Stakes at Newbury, he goes well fresh and won over this trip at Salisbury in the autumn.
Address Unknown 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside over 1f out, soon challenging, led entering final furlong, stayed on strongly, driven out, won at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf beating Ingleby Spirit (8-3) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Ile De Re (FR) 16-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, 13th of 17, 28l behind Address Unknown (9-0) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf.
Mad Moose (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up in 5th, closed over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, stayed on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Mount Athos (9-0) at Chester 1m 5f Grp 3 (1) gs.
Songcraft (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 20th of 23, 21l behind Art Scholar (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Nov.
Bite Of The Cherry 9-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and joined 3f out, soon headed, one pace when hampered on rail entering final furlong, plugged on to 4th inside final furlong, eased when well held close home, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Khione (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd.
Camelopardalis 16-1 (7-9) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 6f out, went 3rd over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 3/4l behind Geanie Mac (8-2) at Catterick 2m sell stks (6) gf in Aug.