Christmas Wish was still beaten 10 lengths when fourth at Lingfield last time while Supa U's best form is over 6f. ISLAND KINGDOM has shown some ability and certainly wasn't stopping over a slightly shorter trip at Beverley last time. This is another stiff track and Stan Moore's colt has a good chance of finally getting off the mark today, though newcomers D'Arcy Indiana and Scurr Mist wouldn't need to be anything special to play a part.
D'arcy Indiana Royal Applause gelding out of Prowse.
Running Wolf (IRE) 40-1 (8-2) Towards rear, never a factor, 10th of 15, 16l behind Baileys Forever (8-7) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Scurr Mist (IRE) Aussie Rules gelding out of Stratospheric.
Island Kingdom (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden 3f out, not much room over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 4th near finish, 4th of 10, 3l behind Eddiemaurice (8-11) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Christmas Wish 10-1 (8-7) Prominent, led over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, faded, 4th of 12, 11l behind Our Duchess (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) sft.
Mestizo 28-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 14l behind Comino (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Supa U 7-1 (8-9) In rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, just failed, 2nd of 7, ns behind Bandolier (8-8) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.