Stiff Upper Lip has improved for the step up to this distance and left Heliconia and Walter White trailing behind when scoring at Kempton last time. He's closely matched on earlier form with C&D winner Felix Fabulla although the latter has since been well beaten in better company than this. JEBRIL was headed at one point when making a winning debut in soft ground at Chepstow but rallied close home to score over a mile. He'll relish the extra distance on that evidence and has more scope than his main rivals. Knight's Parade also won at Chepstow last time when beating Run It Twice a short-head and there's little between that pair in this.
Jebril (FR) 10-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and soon pushed along, headway to chase leaders halfway, challenging when edged right inside final furlong, continued to edge right, driven to lead post, won at Chepstow 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Aug beating Jullundar (8-9) by ns, 6 ran.
Felix Fabulla 8-1 (8-7) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 15, 10l behind Red Avenger (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 3-1 (8-10) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Alpine Mysteries (8-5) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Walter White (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened, last of 8, 14l behind Stiff Upper Lip (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Red Adair (IRE) 9-4fav (8-12) Led, headed over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Mick Duggan (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Just A Pound (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Pressed leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, just held on to 2nd, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Lea Valley Black (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Run It Twice (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon hung right, led entering final furong, headed last stride, 2nd of 16, shd behind Knight's Parade (8-13) at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Nine Iron (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Ceelo (9-3) at Newbury 6f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Knight's Parade (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed entering final furlong, rallied to lead again post, won at Chepstow 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep beating Run It Twice (9-2) by shd, 16 ran.
Heliconia 16-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, never a factor, 6th of 8, 7l behind Stiff Upper Lip (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.