Irish Flame and Treasury Devil have similar profiles. Both are without a win this year and were returning from lay-offs when well beaten on their latest starts. They could both figure if back to their best here, but a chance is taken on LATE TELEGRAPH. A winner on his debut at Goodwood, he ran even better when fourth in a conditions race at Leicester last month and further progress is expected form Sir Henry Cecil's colt today. Spensley couldn't cope with the step up to Listed company after winning over C&D in September and the remainder looks up against it on today's terms.
Irish Flame (SAF) 16-1 (9-0) Led one rival stands side, not on terms with others over 3f out, hung right and well beaten over 2f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind Secrecy (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Oct.
Sir Boss (IRE) 9-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 9l behind Crackentorp (10-8) at York 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Spensley (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 14l behind Prince Bishop (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f Listed stks (1) pol.
Late Telegraph (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up last, headway on wide outside over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 6, 5l behind Sadeek's Song (8-13) at Leicester 1m 4f cond Stakes (3) gf in Oct.
Choral Festival 18-1 (8-12) Raced wide, held up, ridden over 1f out, ran on towards, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Green Wadi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Milnagavie 8-1 (9-10) Keen tracked leader, gradually came to stand side from 8f out, led this group until over 2f out weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 22l behind Hawaafez (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Oct.
Treasury Devil (USA) 11-4 (8-11) Plunged leaving stalls, headway on outside to track leader 9f out, ridden and hung left over 2f out, soon outpaced to 3rd, kept on again closing stages, never any chance with very easy winner, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Jet Away (9-4) at York 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Oct.