UNMOOTHAJ's defeat of Continuum over 1m2f at Leicester in April was decent Flat form and he was very lightly raced after. Pam Sly does well here and her recent acquisition can get off to a winning start ahead of Refer, who was also successful on the level and had Arabougg well behind when scoring at Stratford. That form looks stronger than that of the more exposed Hanga Roa. Barnaby Brook did win on the Polytrack in March but then finished last in his next three starts.
Hanga Roa (IRE) 12-1 (11-5) Took keen hold, led, hit 3 out and headed, no extra flat, 4th of 7, 14l behind Town Mouse (10-7) at Huntingdon 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Refer 2-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, mistake 1st, jumped right 3rd, not much room next, headway when jumped right and not fluent 5th, left 2nd on bend before 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon led, headed last, led again flat, driven out, won at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug beating Instinctual (10-12) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Arabougg 66-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, led, not fluent 2nd, jumped right 4th, not fluent 5th, mistake 2 out, soon headed and weakened, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Refer (10-9) at Stratford 2m 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Barnaby Brook (CAN) 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced in rear, detatched over 5f out, soon beaten, last of 7, well behind Close At Hand (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug (flat).
Minimee 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 3rd 3f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Bertie Moon (9-0) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs (flat).
Rancher (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Always behind, 7th of 8, 16l behind Gaelic Ice (8-10) at Chepstow 1m 2f app sell stks (6) gd in Aug (flat).
Ravens Nest 7-2 (9-7) Went right start, tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 17l behind Brynford (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr (flat).
Royal Caper 11-4fav (9-4) Raced wide, off the pace in 6th, ridden over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 9, 4l behind Metropolitan Chief (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol (flat).
Unmoothaj 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt, slowly into stride, in touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 7, 22l behind Lady Pimpernel (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep (flat).