Jullundar has never been a bigger SP that 4/1 in his eight starts and supporters must be nearing the end of their tether. He's rarely beaten far but the fast ground is not certain to suit as he lacks a finishing burst. Refer looked in need of experience on his debut at Windsor and is expected to do better while Could Be showed promise at Kempton last month and took on better rivals at Lingfield later. Fenton completely missed the break on his debut and was always struggling so a chance is taken with CHECKPOINT. Gary Moore's charge was trained by Sir Henry Cecil when just touched off by Gospel Choir at Salisbury in July and the winner followed up in tough handicaps at Ascot and Haydock. He ran very poorly on his only subsequent start at Doncaster and, as that can't have been his true form, he taken to bounce back.
Checkpoint 11-4 (9-1) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 20l behind Blazing Speed (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Cracker Mill 100-1 (9-7) Always in rear, never a factor, last of 9, 26l behind King Muro (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Ballinderry Boy 80-1 (9-3) Always behind,, last of 9, 18l behind Contributer (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Could Be 8-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 9f out, tracked leader until over 5f out, tracked leaders, not handle bend into straight 2f out and lost ground, ridden and rallied inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Another Cocktail (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Jullundar (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Strategic Strike (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Refer 9-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out until 5f out, stayed chasing leaders, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 8, 8l behind Nearly Caught (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Fenton 8-1 (8-9) Slwly away, last pair, pushed along over 3f out, went moderate 4th over 2f out, weakened to 5th over 1f out, 5th of 10, 24l behind Abilene (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol.