Sir Mark Prescott originally had two entered in this apprentice handicap but has left just SPEED DATING in the line-up and that one gets the nod to reverse the form of his last meeting with Sircozy while Blue Tango should also show up in the mix. Unbeaten at this track in two starts the selection landed plenty of prize money off low looking marks before a slightly disappointing run last time. A return to this venue should help him bounce back and a bare reading of the form from his defeat to Sircozy two starts ago put puts the ball firmly back in his court. Blue Tango just got up on his first go over course and distance but life will now be tougher under a 6lb penalty while Resentful Angel was also on top last time and should be fairly treated after being better value for that success than the margin suggests. This looks a pretty decent contest and Speed Dating is given the chance to bounce back.
Speed Dating 13-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Times Up (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Resentful Angel 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway and hung left over 2f out, chased leaders on inside over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 50 yards, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul beating Dromore (9-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Sircozy (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) In rear, headway over 2f out, edged right and chased leader over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, led post, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Speed Dating (10-2) by hd, 9 ran.
Blue Tango (IRE) 13-2 (9-12) Close up travelling well, switched right to chase leader 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul beating Cast Of Stars (9-2) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Panto Princess 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, some headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Deportment (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Ebiayn (FR) 20-1 (10-4) Mid-division, ridden on wide outside inside final 3f, never on terms, 7th of 11, 7l behind Maslak (10-4) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.