Internationaldebut's losing run stretches back nearly two years now and there could be value in taking him on with DESERT POPPY. A progressive three-year-old, Walter Swinburn's filly landed the first of her two wins on her seasonal debut in 2010 and connections will be looking for a similar outcome here. Recent Ripon winner Cape Vale will need to improve to score again off a 5lb higher mark and Whozthecat has so far proved best over the minimum trip. The speedy Diman Waters is another with a bit to prove over 6f, but Medici Time looks set for a bold bid off bottom weight. The lightly-raced Free For All returns from a lengthy absence but has shown plenty of ability in maidens.
Enderby Spirit (GR) 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway 2f out, edged left over 1f out, no impression, 11th of 17, 8l behind Russian Spirit (8-12) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks (1) gs in Nov.
Hotham 50-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 19th of 20, 16l behind Horseradish (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Whozthecat (IRE) 13-2fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Breathless Kiss (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Cape Vale (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Broke smartly soon tracked over to lead under stand side rail, made all, hung right over 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Discanti (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Star Rover (IRE) 22-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, still every chance when rider got reins tangled up over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 7l behind Iver Bridge Lad (9-7) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) fm.
Desert Poppy (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Amitola (8-9) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Internationaldebut (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Flipando (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Gap Princess (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Behind, not clear run and hampered over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, no chance, 9th of 19, 11l behind Justonefortheroad (8-7) at York 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Oct.
Haajes 22-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear on outer, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, never dangerous, last of 11, 9l behind Flipando (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Tabaret 14-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Flipando (9-1) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
We Have A Dream 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Best Trip (8-12) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Free For All (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, led narrowly 1f out, asserted near finish, won at Folkestone 6f 3yo mdn aut (6) gs in Apr '10 beating Sulis Minerva (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
Diman Waters (IRE) 9-4 (9-9) Steadied start, held up last, smooth headway to chase leading pair 1f out, challenged not keen and head high inside final furlong, found little under pressure soon after, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Italian Tom (8-13) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Medici Time 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Lucky Numbers (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.