A low-grade affair in which a chance is taken with the Tregoning maiden SWEEPING ROCK. Tailed off on his final start last term, the Rock Of Gibraltar colt had previously looked progressive at a moderate level and has been given a good break since that disappointment. Wedding Speech is another lightly-raced sort who may have more to offer this campaign after just the five career starts to date. Anabel Murphy's Irish import Crouching Harry has shown enough in his native land to be a consideration, while Herbalist is not ruled out after a series of solid efforts in modest company. However, Gary Moore has his string in fine form and Anjuna Beach could well emerge as the prime threat as he looked quite useful at this level on his penultimate start when scoring at Kempton.
Anjuna Beach (USA) 9-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Burnt Fingers (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Herbalist 5-2 (9-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, kept on same pace, well held by winner final furlong, 2nd of 9, 8l behind Well Owd Mon (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Corn Maiden 12-1 (9-0) Raced wide led early, tracked leaders, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 20l behind Fonterutoli (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Dec.
Wedding Speech (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Broke well, soon in touch, no impression final 2f, 7th of 12, 9l behind Ebony Roc (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Dorry K (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, stayed on to one paced 4th close home, 4th of 10, 10l behind Novel Dancer (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sweeping Rock (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Held up on outside, closed after 2f, soon prominent, ridden 4f out, lost place 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Luckster (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
King's Road 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along towards rear over 3f out, struggling and no chance after, 8th of 13, 18l behind Golden Jubilee (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.
Crouching Harry (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th 4f out, soon ridden and weakened, 11th of 12, 26l behind Diamond Pro (9-3) at Tramore 1m 6f hcp 47-65 gd in Aug.
Lambert Pen (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Polar Forest (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Two Sugars 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, one pace and no impression when hung left over 1f out, 6th of 12, 6l behind Grayswood (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Turbulent Priest 20-1 (8-10) Slowly away headway halfway, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, 39l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy in Oct '12.
Fleetwood Nix 50-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, carried slightly left 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Liberty Red (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.