A handful of these have achieved a handicap mark with AOMEN ROCK boasting the highest rating. He drops back in distance after a good effort in a handicap here and can open his account at the main expense of Wandsworth. The latter attempted to make all over a mile in soft ground at Windsor last time and will be better suited by today's surface. Tarquin finished closer over track and trip last month and has a bit in hand on today's terms with Natalia, while the American-bred Great Conquest is preferred to Limon Squeezy of the newcomers.
Tarquin (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Triple Chocolate (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Aomen Rock 9-4fav (9-2) In touch in mid-division, not clear run over 1f out or inside final furlong, ran on once clear, never able to challenge, 5th of 13, 3l behind Diplomatic (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Byron Again 100-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 44l behind Deglet Noor (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Global Leader (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, outpaced on outside 4f out, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 18l behind Doldrums (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Great Conquest (USA) First Samurai colt out of Conquestress.
Wandsworth (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Modernstone (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Limon Squeezy Royal Applause filly out of Limonia.
Natalia 14-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden when weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 14l behind Havelovewilltravel (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Bahama Bay 100-1 (9-0) Raced near side, outpaced and always behind, tailed off, 10th of 11, 40l behind Endless Light (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.