Can You Conga is up 4lb for his win at Newmarket where he beat Secretinthepark, Chilworth Icon, Lucky Beggar and Ninjago. He should be thereabouts once again and is preferred to Intibaah, who has been competing in pattern company since landing a handicap back in August but is 14lb higher today. Both Hoodna and Breton Rock posted their best efforts to date when scoring on their latest outings and have scope for further improvement, but so does MASTER OF WAR. The Hannon colt failed to cope with a couple of older sprinters in a conditions race last time but a repeat may well be good enough to come out best in this company and he gets the nod. Any significant support in the betting for Blessington on his belated comeback should be noted.
Lucky Beggar (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Overall leader under stand side rail, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Can You Conga (7-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Ninjago 9-2 (9-5) Raced centre towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead this group inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Can You Conga (7-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Master Of War 10-11fav (8-7) Tracked leader, pushed along halfway, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Royal Rock (8-9) at Yarmouth 6f cond Stakes (3) gs in Sep.
Birdman (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In touch, effort over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Well Acquainted (8-13) at Epsom Downs 7f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in May.
Intibaah 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, keen early, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Set The Trend (9-5) at Lingfield 7f cond Stakes (4) sft in Sep.
Hoodna (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, readily, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep beating Barracuda Boy (9-7) by 1l, 11 ran.
Tamayuz Star (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Soon in rear, limited progress inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 18l behind Short Squeeze (8-3) at York 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Breton Rock (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon led, driven out, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep beating One Word More (9-6) by 1/2l, 16 ran.
Secretinthepark 11-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Chilworth Icon 25-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 12th of 16, 11l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Pearl Sea (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, disputed 2nd over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Dancheur (8-6) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Effie B 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear on rail, ran on final 100 yards, never going pace to get involved, 8th of 14, 4l behind Doctor Parkes (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Robot Boy (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, headway 2f out, ridden and soon every chance, faded final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Can You Conga 12-1 (7-11) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden to lead enterting final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug beating Secretinthepark (8-8) by nk, 13 ran.
Normal Equilibrium 14-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Free Zone (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Vincentti (IRE) 11-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, hung right from halfway, never a factor, last of 10, 16l behind Annunciation (9-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Storm Moon (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded towards finish, 7th of 10, 4l behind Free Zone (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Blessington (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Went right start, made all, ridden over 2f out, ran on, won at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul '12 beating Vallarta (9-0) by 1l, 17 ran.