Vibrato Valtat joined Paul Nicholls after winning over a similar trip at Angers in September. James Cowley's claim negates his penalty and he is unlikely to be far away though still has to give weight to ALLONS ZEE. Philip Hobbs' gelding ran well over C&D on his debut in October and can get off the mark today. Comte D'Anjou and Storm Lantern both represent yards who do well with their bumper horses and should be watched closely for signs of market interest but the remainder will probably improve for the experience.
Vibrato Valtat (FR) (10-1) won at Angouleme(FR) 1m 5f 3yo nhf gd in Sep, 10 ran.
Allons Zee (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up behind in touch, effort to chase leaders over 2f out, outpaced when switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Garde La Victoire (10-12) at Exeter 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Oct.
Comte D'anjou Desert King gelding out of Delayed.
Dan's Wee Man Kayf Tara gelding out of Hazel Bank Lass.
Jack By The Hedge Overbury gelding out of Bluebell Path.
Jammy (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Tabachines.
Storm Lantern King's Theatre gelding out of Katoune.