County Kildare trainer Reginald Roberts doesn't have many runners but places them to great effect so the presence of GENERAL DIRECTION, who produced a very good run behind the well-regarded Francis Of Assissi at Naas last week, suggests the speedily-bred colt is ready to take this. Marcus Caesar was beaten 8l in a four-runner race at Hamilton and though he should improve it's Brooke's Bounty and Rangooned who are more likely to offer threats, particularly the former, who showed plenty of potential when runner-up to the experienced Red Cobra at Ayr.
Brooke's Bounty 9-1 (9-1) Prominent, pushed along 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Red Cobra (8-11) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy.
Diddy Eric 66-1 (9-3) In rear and outpaced, 9th of 12, 14l behind Heaven's Guest (9-3) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Faffa 12-1 (8-11) With winner, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 11l behind Yorkshireman (8-11) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) hvy.
General Direction (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden clear 2f out, soon strongly pressed, headed under 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Francis Of Assisi (9-5) at Naas 6f mdn stks hvy.
Heights Ridge Sleeping Indian gelding out of Ellebanna.
Marcus Caesar (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Led, driven and headed inside final furlong, soon ridden and no extra, no chance with winner in clear 2nd when eased towards finish, 2nd of 4, 8l behind Willie The Whipper (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Aug.
Partner's Gold (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear and outpaced, last of 10, well behind Time And Place (9-3) at Pontefract 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Superoo (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened from over 1f out, last of 8, 14l behind Homage (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Don't Tell 50-1 (8-4) Dwelt, with leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Lady Of The House (8-8) at Thirsk 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Rangooned 6-4fav (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Twilight Pearl (8-5) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Scarlet Spirit (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, 7th of 9, 10l behind Smart Spender (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs.
Underwhelm 80-1 (9-0) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 11l behind Woodlandsway (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.