Jazz Master is now 12lb higher than when scoring over track and trip last month while Quest For More failed to cope with an 8lb rise last time for his earlier victory at Leicester. Both Noble Protector and My History came up short on their handicap debuts having won in maiden company before that and Corton Lad hasn't really threatened in three subsequent starts since winning at Hamilton in August. SINGERSONGWRITER is up only 3lb for a recent victory at Ffos Las and Ed Dunlop's filly gets the vote to go in again with further progress on the cards.
Jazz Master 9-4fav (9-1) Took keen hold, went 2nd after 1f, led 9f out and set strong pace, ridden and joined 2f out, soon headed, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind Troopingthecolour (9-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Quest For More (IRE) 11-4 (8-6) Took keen hold disputing 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, dropped to 4th over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd again over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Evangelist (8-7) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Noble Protector 5-2fav (9-4) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway to press leaders over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Naaz (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
My History (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, edged right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 8, 25l behind Hamelin (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Corton Lad 8-1 (8-8) Raced wide held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon edged right, driven and stayed on to go 3rd near finish, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (3) gf.
Singersongwriter 15-8fav (8-13) Pulled hard early in mid-division, led after 2f, hard driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure, all out, won at Ffos Las 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep beating Rosaceous (9-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.