MARFORD MISSILE is favoured at the weights once again and can continue his winning ways. He's picked up a hat-trick of plating races on the Turf recently but is equally at home on this surface. Sandbetweenourtoes faces tougher competition than he did when scoring at Lingfield last time and Eternal Gift makes more appeal dropped in class. Island Melody is another to consider back over a shorter trip but the remainder look up against it.
Sandbetweenourtoes (IRE) 11-8fav (8-9) Prominent on stands side rail, led 4f out, edged left from over 1f out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm (6) gf in Sep beating Kashmiri Star (8-6) by 8l, 5 ran.
Eternal Gift (FR) 33-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden well over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 6l behind Restaurateur (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Island Melody (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, outpaced and lost place 2f out, rallied to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Ashdown Lad (8-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo clm (4) gf in Sep.
Marford Missile (IRE) 11-4 (8-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, driven and all out, won at Pontefract 1m 3yo clm (5) gs beating Lisiere (8-9) by 1l, 4 ran.
Princess Maya 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 2l behind Dana's Present (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Desert Red (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) In touch, switched sharply right halfway, driven along 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 6l behind Lana (8-13) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Sep.
Nevaeh 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 7l behind Silke Top (9-0) at Brighton 1m fll mdn stks (4) fm in Sep.
Rose Madder 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, moderate headway final furlong, 8th of 12, 13l behind Poisson d'Or (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn fll stks (5) gs in Jun.
Darwinian 66-1 (8-12) Held up in touch, took keen hold, ridden over 4f out, soon struggling, 8th of 9, 42l behind Tempest Fugit (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Desertcougar (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly away, held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden and chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Dana's Present (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.