A tricky maiden with many facing soft ground for the first time but SUNPASS has raced on ground with some give and is handed the vote. He could never get near the impressive Cameron Highlander at Redcar but the winner is very highly regarded and is entered in the Derby Trial earlier in the day. Valley Of Destiny didn't appear to mind the rain-softened ground when runner-up to Verse Of Love at Warwick and will find this longer trip much more to his liking. Engrossing, who was behind in fourth, looks held but Linkable is the type to do better in his second season. Benzanno has the benefit of a recent run at Wolverhampton but doesn't look to have the scope of some of these rivals.
Benzanno (IRE) 5-2 (8-9) Keen hold, tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon hung left, headed closing stages, no extra, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Dutch Diamond (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Brockwell 7-2 (9-3) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 8l behind Choisan (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Cyrus Sod 16-1 (9-3) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 13, 7l behind Muarrab (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Engrossing 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden one pace and no impression over 1f out, 4th of 11, 8l behind Verse Of Love (9-3) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Gucci D'oro (USA) 18-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along and weakened 4f out, 6th of 11, 18l behind Future Security (9-3) at Redcar 1m 1f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Handy Chat (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, edged left 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind Main Line (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Leitrim King (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, shaken up and kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 10l behind Moidore (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Oct.
Linkable 11-8fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to track leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, no response, 4th of 8, 10l behind El Lail (8-12) at York 1m 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Oct.
Mr Fickle (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 10, 16l behind Grizzle (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Sir Dylan 7-1 (9-3) Led, driven over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Sunpass 13-2 (8-11) Towards rear, headway and switched right over 2f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always well held, 2nd of 14, 8l behind Cameron Highland (8-11) at Redcar 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gs.
Valley of Destiny 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Verse Of Love (9-3) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft.