Colinca's Lad has won three times over 1m2f this year and deserves another chance at this longer trip, while Fifty Cents may do better back at this track after running a shocker at Wolverhampton last Saturday. He finished well behind Royal Alcor on that occasion and the latter had earlier beaten Apache Kid into fourth at the same track when ART THIEF was runner-up. The former should do better with that run under his belt, but Mike Appleby's charge is preferred as he gets a 7lb claimer on board today and that may be enough to swing things his way.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Chased winner over 1f, went 2nd again over 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 2nd of 11, 3l behind Megalala (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Fifty Cents 7-2 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 22l behind Royal Alcor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Apache Kid (IRE) 4-1fav (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, no extra close home, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Royal Alcor (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Miss Bounty 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Woop Woop (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Croix Rouge (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, weakened to 4th close home, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Shalambar (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Bold Adventure 9-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, stayed on to modest 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Three White Socks (8-5) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in May.
Now 33-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, not clear run at times in back straight, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 6l behind Addikt (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Art Thief 6-1 (8-13) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd inside final 2f, kept on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Royal Alcor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Princess Runner 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd under pressure over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 8, 30l behind Quinsman (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Rose Aurora 5-1 (9-2) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, soon headed and weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 12, 39l behind Tigerino (8-5) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.