Gilbey's Mate has gone the wrong way since a debut fifth at Newmarket. But this is his easiest task to date and he should go close if handling the soft ground. Today's surface will not be a hindrance to RONYA, however, as she finished third in similar ground at Ayr last month. Karl Burke's filly gets the nod with further progress expected. Namely, Kalahari Kingdom and Giant Samurai have more to find than the selection if they're to score, but the newcomer Bint Malyana is worth noting.
Giant Samurai (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 14l behind Il Paparazzi (9-5) at York 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Gilbey's Mate 9-1 (9-5) Dwelt, in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakening when hampered over 1f out, 10th of 15, 10l behind Mitraad (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep.
Kalahari Kingdom (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 7l behind Approach The West (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Lendal Bridge 18-1 (8-5) Dwelt, switched to race far side towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon challenged, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Thornaby Nash (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Vosne Romanee 50-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind Focusofourthoughts (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Bint Malyana (IRE) Bahamian Bounty filly out of Malyana.
Namely (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 10, 18l behind Bold Lass (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo stks (4) gf.
Ronya (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, kept on to take 3rd place towards finish, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Lincoln (9-5) at Ayr 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Stream Of Light 100-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Cambridge (9-0) at Nottingham 1m 2yo stks (5) gd.