BELGIAN BILL won a competitive handicap over C&D on his latest start. Both Burj Alzain and Silverheels finished behind and are worse off at the weights today so George Baker's colt is expected to follow up now back to his best. Global City is the highest rated but has been nowhere near his best for time while though Santefisio scored over a mile here recently but has plenty to find with the selection on today's terms. Swiss Cross is another with it all to in this company as he returns to 7f.
Belgian Bill 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leader and keen, led 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Oct beating Nassau Storm (8-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Burj Alzain (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Dwelt, towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Belgian Bill (9-7) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Oct.
Global City (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 16, 7l behind Orbit The Moon (9-0) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Santefisio 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway going well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, quickened away, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Basseterre (8-9) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Swiss Cross 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not able to trouble leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Capone (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Silverheels (IRE) (8-12) 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Spoil The Fun (9-3) at Deauville(FR) 7f 3yo stks fbs in Oct.