Red Cossack finished a couple of lengths behind Ninety Minutes last time so a good run from the latter in the previous race would boost confidence in Paul Webber's charge. Moonspring went close over track and trip on her latest start but this looks tougher and SOFTLY SHE TREADS is preferred. The latter won't need to improve much on her debut fourth at Goodwood to get involved given the likes of Bonjour Steve and Christmas Wish have gone backwards. Beakers N Num Nums could prove best of the newcomers.
Red Cossack (CAN) 7-1 (9-5) Not much room start, held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 13, 2l behind Ninety Minutes (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Copper Cavalier 100-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 16l behind Miss Atomic Bomb (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol.
Zealand (IRE) Baltic King colt out of Zafaraya.
Beakers N Num Nums (IRE) Iffraaj colt out of Ivy League Star.
Bonjour Steve 8-1 (8-9) Switched right soon after start, with leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Primitorio (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp (5) fm in Jul.
New Row 16-1 (9-0) Slowly away always in rear, 7th of 8, 11l behind Al Thakhira (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo stks (5) sft in Sep.
Christmas Wish 11-2 (8-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 9l behind Running Wolf (8-5) at Carlisle 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Sep.
Moonspring (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Hampered start, held up, headway over 2f out, switched right well over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, edged left, ran on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Tides Reach (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Softly She Treads (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 12, 4l behind What About Carlo (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Amadiva (IRE) Amadeus Wolf filly out of Divine Quest.