CAPTAIN CAT returned to form on his all-weather debut over track and trip. He can go in again confirming superiority with George Guru and the subsequent winner, Maverik, in the process. Dixie's Dream is also open to further progress having won here three weeks ago but is upped in class for this, while better is expected from course and distance winner String Theory after a couple of below par efforts on the Turf. Emerald Wilderness is perfectly at home in this grade and could go well with a recent run under his belt.
Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up in rear of mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, soon chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Sirius Prospect (9-4) at Kempton 1m Listed stks (1) pol in Nov.
Captain Cat (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leaders, challenged and carried head high 2f out, led well over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct beating Chookie Royale (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Moonday Sun (USA) (9-2) 5th of 9, 4l behind My Stone (8-12) at Longchamp(FR) 1m stks sft in Oct.
Roserrow 7-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 12, 5l behind Anaconda (9-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Nov.
George Guru 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on inside 3f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Loyalty (8-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
String Theory (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, never a factor, eased when beaten over 1f out, last of 27, well behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Viewpoint (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Raced wide, pressed leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 6l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Maverik 7-2 (9-7) Made all, ridden and kicked on well over 1f out, held on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Chapter And Verse (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Stasio (USA) 25-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Anaconda (9-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and went 2nd 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Tasrih (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.