Nice Style is a fascinating runner in this race after he left his flat career in Ireland on the back of a four-timer before joining David Pipe's yard. He had one promising run over hurdles at Hereford and during his 650 day absence since that run he's joined Jeremy Gask's operation but while based on his flat form he has claims but fitness must be a worry. With that in mind COLOUR SCHEME gets the call after he was only just held by the Group Class Fair Trade on debut before he romped to a maiden score last time. Based on that and his impressive first run he looks well treated so should go well first time up in these ranks. Akhmatova also looks a danger after a nice win at Lingfield and his run behind Piano here three starts back now looks strong form.
Greylami (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Held up last, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, driven to lead entering final furlong, no extra and caught final stride, 2nd of 6, shd behind Ottoman Empire (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (2) pol.
Nice Style (IRE) 11-4 (8-4) won at Dundalk 1m 3f 3yo stks pol in Oct '08 beating Varsity (8-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Mafeking (UAE) 12-1 (9-1) Raced keenly, led at sensible pace, quickened over 3f out, ridden along over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Ottoman Empire (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (2) pol.
Yahrab (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, no progress final 2f, 9th of 14, 8l behind Submariner (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jun.
Tinshu (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led just over 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Oct beating One Scoop Or Two (8-8) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Baylini 8-1 (8-8) Soon in mid-division on inside, pushed along over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Fastnet Storm (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Right Step 20-1 (8-3) Raced wide in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner and edged left over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Lost In The Moment (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Oct.
Dubai Crest 33-1 (8-13) Raced wide, never better than mid-division, 15th of 16, 26l behind Lost In The Moment (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Oct.
Colour Scheme (IRE) 11-10fav (9-3) Held up in touch, went 2nd 7f out until 5f out, not much room and bumped when went 2nd again over 3f out, led well over 1f out, soon in command, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol beating Fashionable Gal (8-12) by 7l, 10 ran.
Akhmatova 4-1 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, chased leader entering final furlong, ridden to lead near finish, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo flls hcp 0-90 (3) pol beating Sing Sweetly (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.