Tarbawi has suffered a couple of narrow margin defeats on the Polytrack and it could prove third time lucky for the Godolphin gelding but a chance is taken on the less exposed EXOTIC ISLE. She produced a strong finish to open her account over the minimum trip here in September and today's extra furlong should bring further improvement. Gracious George finished third over track and trip on his handicap bow and makes more appeal than Wolverhampton winner Majestic Jess.
Tommy's Secret 4-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, faded final furlong, 5th of 13, 9l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Ascot 6f 2yo aut (2) sft in Oct.
Tarbawi (IRE) 7-4fav (9-3) Took ken hold, chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong and stayed on, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Rottingdean (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Exotic Isle 7-4 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and hung right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Bold Prediction (9-3) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Eminently 25-1 (8-12) Raced stands' side in touch, outpaced over 2f out, switched right and effort approaching final furlong, no impression after, 10th of 16, 10l behind Melbourne Memories (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) sft.
Majestic Jess (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace of 1st 2, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind The Obvious Choice (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Provencal 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 7, 7l behind Pivotal Movement (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Gracious George (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Ouzinkie (9-6) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.