ZENGA makes the most appeal on the evidence available and is a confident selection to get the ball rolling. Real Diamond and Grissom are starting to look exposed but have to be respected in this company. They appeal as the main dangers on this occasion. Grissom handles cut in the ground and is improving with experience. The mount of Franny Norton ran a solid race in a nursery last time out and, as he will find this level a tad easier, the son of Desert Prince should not be underestimated - despite being likely to need a stiffer test of stamina before too long. Real Diamond is a free-running sort but is capable of winning a small prize at some point. She needs to learn how to reserve her energy for a final push, though, and is vulnerable to a more determined type. Which is exactly what he will face in the shape of Zenga, who showed huge improvement from his debut when he finished a close second at Pontefract eight days ago. The Bryan Smart-trained colt showed he is learning his trade very quickly and is a strong fancy to set take the lion¿s share of the spoils.
Addison de Witt 50-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always behind, 9th of 11, 21l behind Guestofthenation (9-3) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sept.
Avitus 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, effort over 2f out to over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 20, 18l behind Shady Lady (8-12) at Redcar 1m 2yo mdn auc (6) gd.
Fifth Amendment 100-1 (8-12) Went right start, outpaced and always behind, last of 9, 20l behind Fesko (8-12) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Grissom (IRE) 25-1 (7-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, challenged winner inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 8, 1l behind Visterre (9-1) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Kiama Bay (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, always outpaced in rear, 8th of 9, 15l behind Fesko (8-12) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Legal Legacy 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, keen, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Trumpstoo (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn c&g (5) hvy.
Mr Freddy (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Held up and keen, ridden halfway, soon outpaced, 5th of 8, 9l behind Ursula (8-12) at Haydock 5f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sept.
Valid Point (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Went left start, slowly into stride, in rear, ridden halfway, never on terms, 9th of 14, 10l behind Merry Diva (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Zegna (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and clear over 1f out, no extra when headed last 50 yards, 2nd of 15, hd behind Speedy Guru (8-4) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs.
Miss Xu Xia 12-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, soon ridden along, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 9l behind Just The Lady (9-7) at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sept.
Real Diamond 10-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Impressible (9-0) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) gd.
Top Flight Splash 50-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden and lost place 3f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Hermione's Magic (8-12) at W'hampton 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) pol.