RIBAAT opened with a Haydock victory in August and was expected to make a successful reappearance at Newbury but raced much too freely and finished over five lengths behind Baltic Knight and today's rival Here Comes When. He's given a chance to make amends as the latter is 7lb worse off and not certain to confirm the form on this quicker ground. Sorella Bella finished runner-up behind Law Enforcement in a Group 1 in Italy and that kind of form would see her difficult to beat, though she struggled home in the Nell Gwyn on her reappearance. The well-bred Breton Rock did everything right in his two races at Salisbury, both over 6f, so with this trip certain to suit he can go well and Dashing David made a winning juvenile debut so the lack of a recent run won't be a problem. The latter remark also applies to Baddilini, who was staying on strongly at the finish of Redcar's Two-Year-Old Trophy.
Sorella Bella (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 15l behind Hot Snap (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Ribaat (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Keen tracked winner, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Baltic Knight (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.
Baddilini 20-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to take 4th near finish, no impression, 4th of 21, 4l behind Body And Soul (8-1) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) sft in Oct.
Dashing David (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on strongly to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Secretinthepark (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Here Comes When (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) Keen in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge winner inside final furlong, ran on but always held, 2nd of 10, nk behind Baltic Knight (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Apr.
Flashlight (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Keen in touch in rear, ridden over 3f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Glean (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Fat Gary 2-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 5th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Ready (9-0) at Lingfield 7f Conditions Stakes (2yo) (3) pol in Nov.
Breton Rock (IRE) 9-4 (8-12) Held up in 5th, pushed along halfway, headway on outside 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, driven to narrow lead and changed legs inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Salisbury 6f 2yo stks (2) sft in Oct beating Mutazamen (9-4) by 3/4l, 6 ran.