RIVERBOAT SPRINGS has been very highly tried since making a winning debut at Bath in May but he was second in the Listed Woodcote Stakes over 6f here in June and this looks his best chance since. He can end the winning run of Day Of Conquest, who faces his stiffest task to date, and get the better of Newbury third Speedy Approach who does look ready for the step up to a mile however. Lone Warrior looks safely held on the form book while this may be too tough for Haydock maiden winner Top Of The Glas but Scotland caught the eye at Sandown and will know more today.
Day Of Conquest 5-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and switched left over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m Conditions Stakes (2yo) (4) pol beating Safety Check (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Riverboat Springs (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) In touch in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 4th of 5, 6l behind Chief Barker (9-0) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 2yo (1) gs.
Speedy Approach 11-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Somewhat (9-0) at Newbury 7f Listed stks 2yo (1) gd in Aug.
Top of The Glas (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, kept on well towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Hymenaios (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Lone Warrior (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 6l behind Day Of Conquest (9-0) at Kempton 1m Conditions Stakes (2yo) (4) pol.
Scotland (GER) 4-1 (9-5) Dwelt held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Windshear (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.