UPPER GROSVENOR showed plenty of early pace in a couple of starts over a mile last season. It's hard to know what to expect after such a long absence but today's opposition is so poor, Roger Varian's colt just might get away with the drop back to 5f. Time For Crabbies' fourth at Wolverhampton in July is the best recent form on offer though he's been well beaten since while Max The Machine managed a second at Southwell last year. South Kenter finished closer over 7f last time and may prove best of the rest.
South Kenter (USA) 50-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind First Class (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Upper Grosvenor 5-4fav (9-1) Prominent, pulled hard, led over 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Autumn Fire (8-10) at Chepstow 1m mdn auc stks (5) gd in May '12.
Iffley Fields 33-1 (8-1) Chased winner until 3f out, chased leaders, lost 3rd entering final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 13l behind Bestfootforward (8-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Max The Machine 14-1 (8-13) Went slightly right start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 9l behind Oh So Sassy (9-3) at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Presumido (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 14l behind Rufoof (9-0) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Time For Crabbies (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 12l behind Chloe's Dream (9-7) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Purford Green 25-1 (8-7) Early reminders, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Alpha Delta Whisky (9-4) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Bossy Jane Assertive filly out of Jane's Payoff.