QUIET WARRIOR found only one too good at this track on his recent debut and will be fancied to open his account in this. He's preferred to Perfect Pursuit and Rosie Prospects, with the latter making the most appeal of that pair after a debut third over track and trip. Costa Filey posted his best effort so far when runner-up at this venue back in May and steps up in trip for the first time today while Mercury Magic is a half-brother to a couple of winners on the all-weather and stands out among the newcomers.
Costa Filey 2-1 (9-5) Very unruly stalls, slowly away, ridden and headway to chase leading pair over 3f out, driven and edged left 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 4, 7l behind Secret Romance (9-0) at Bath 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) fm in Aug.
Gobertier 50-1 (9-5) Tracked winner early, in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 10, 12l behind Hooded (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Mercury Magic Oratorio gelding out of Lochridge.
Quiet Warrior (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, soon pressing winner and every chance, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Secret Archive (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Risk 'n' Reward (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Outpaced towards rear, beaten halfway, last of 9, 20l behind Fine Art Fair (9-5) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Fruit Pastille 33-1 (9-0) Slowly away, always behind, 10th of 11, 19l behind Glorious Empire (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Little Miss Becky 20-1 (8-2) Very slowly away, always tailed off, last of 6, 34l behind National Service (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Nov.
Minnie Miracle Compton Place filly out of Splicing.
Perfect Pursuit 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, went 2nd 5f out, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Forever Cinderella (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.
Perrydot (IRE) Footstepsinthesand filly out of Titoli Di Coda.
Rosie Prospects 33-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in 3rd on inside, pushed along and every chance 2f out, ridden and one pace in 3rd over 1f out, edged left and dropped to 4th inside final furlong, rallied to regain 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Lady Crossmar (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Sweetness Lady 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders on outside, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 12l behind Alzanti (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Nov.