EL BEAU has plenty in hand with The Grumpy Gnome on official ratings and went close over track and trip last time. He handles soft going and can finally get off the mark. Rainbow Rock has more scope but will need to improve on his previous efforts at Newmarket to figure while Scurr Mist was still beaten eight lengths despite finishing third at Newcastle last week. The remainder are hard to fancy on what little they've shown so far.
El Beau (IRE) 6-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Latenightrequest (8-2) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Greenbury (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Always in rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 12l behind Centre Haafhd (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Rainbow Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden to chase easy winner 2f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 18, 9l behind Master The World (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Scurr Mist (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, pressed for 2nd close home, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Lat Hawill (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
The Grumpy Gnome (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind More Aspen (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Thorntoun Care 40-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort over 2f out, no impression, last of 5, 16l behind Bremner (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo nov stk (4) sft in Sep.