TIME TO PLAY is the form pick to land the opener at the expense of Sir Ike and Kara Tau. The selection has shown form in all four of his maiden races to date and connections have picked what looks like one of his easiest opportunities to date. If he can perform to his best once again he should be more than capable of breaking his maiden tag this time around. Sir Ike is still winless after nine attempts and although he had shown a decent level of ability in similar races this autumn he did disappoint last time out when finishing last of thirteen at Wolverhampton earlier in the month and for that reason he should be treated with some caution. Kara Tau is tried in blinkers for the first time after failing to trouble the judge in three prior attempts and any market support should be noted. But for the winner we return to Time To Play.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 40-1 (9-10) refused to race in race won by Mumayeza (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Sept, 8 ran.
Flying Free 20-1 (9-3) Held up, came wide straight, soon ridden, no response, last of 13, 13l behind Tangerine Trees (9-3) at W'hampton 6f 3yo mdn aut (6) pol in Oct.
Kara Tau 14-1 (9-1) Went right start, soon in touch, hampered on rail over 2f out, not recover, eased final furlong when no chance, tailed off, last of 11, 23l behind Convallaria (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Little Rococoa 100-1 (9-3) Started very slowly, held up in rear, struggling over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 18l behind Yab Adee (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn aut stk (6) pol.
Sir Ike (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, weakened rapidly, last of 13, 19l behind Blues Minor (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (6) pol.
Time To Play 5-2 (9-3) Close up, chased winner over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Incarnation (8-12) at Great Leighs 1m 2f mdn aut stk (5) pol.
Russian Angel 20-1 (10-9) Mid-division, ridden 5f out, hung left and weakened over 3f out, 12th of 16, well behind Bella Haze (10-7) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn nhf (6) gd (N.Hunt).
Sestet 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, 11th of 14, 17l behind Lease of Life (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stk (5) gd in Oct.