Syrinx is the one to beat but she'll probably be short enough; Thief Of Time and Duke Of Normandy are two to consider but we'll suggest PATIENCE REWARDED. The three year old is making her belated debut at a time when her yard's horses are running well and she may be able to keep the trend going. Her dam was an eleven furlong winner in France but there's also a bit of speed in the pedigree and she may have the requisite pace to be competitive. Syrinx stepped up on her debut effort to finish third behind Ashram in a Newmarket maiden but she has since blotted her copybook with a tame effort at Lingfield. The booking of Catlin and Noseda's record are positives but she has to prove that her last run was no more than a blip. Mark Johnston's yard is firing on all cylinders which may enable Duke Of Normandy to leave the form of his first two outings behind whilst other interesting newcomers include Destinationunknown, Thief Of Time and Know By Now but Patience Rewarded is the pick.
Blue Warrior (IRE) Touch of The Blues gelding, half-brother to 7f winner Warriors Key.
Eagle Nebula 7-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway on inside to chase leaders when carried right just inside final 2f, one pace and no impression after, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Formidable Guest (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcap (6) pol in Sept.
Duke of Normandy (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led narrowly just over 2f out, soon headed, kept on until weakened quickly final furlong, 7th of 13, 7l behind Axel Foley (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Oct.
Know By Now Piccolo colt out of Addicted To Love.
Thief of Time (IRE) Clodovil gelding out of 1m3f winner Cape Flattery.
Ziggy Lee 5-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden on outside 3f out, brief effort and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 20l behind Peking Prince (8-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn auc (5) gs in Aug.
Destinationunknown (USA) Arch filly out of Private Funds.
Dontriskit Bertolini filly out of Risky Valentine.
Patience Rewarded Dr Fong filly out of Breathing Space.
Syrinx (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Close up until weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 7l behind Feeling Fab (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sept.