It's a bit of a surprise to see Hedge End bidding for a hat-trick over 7f as the style of her recent wins over longer trips suggests she needs further. Captain Swift was doing his best work in the closing stages over a mile here last time and DUTCH ART DEALER makes more appeal. He produced a good turn of foot to win a shade cosily over 6f at Windsor and Paul Cole's colt gets the nod on his handicap bow. Sweet P won her maiden over track and trip and should figure along with Hipz, who landed a claimer at Kempton last month and is less exposed than Intense Feeling.
Dutch Art Dealer 2-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 5th, headway over 2f out, driven and stayed on from over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, led final 100 yards, won at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Mocacha (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Hedge End (IRE) Evensfav (9-8) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead when carried right approaching final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct beating Power Up (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 4 ran.
Captain Swift (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd over 2f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Tanqeya (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Queenie's Home 8-1 (9-7) Led 1f, tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Hatti (9-3) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Ninety Minutes (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden and outpaced from over 2f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Spiritual Flame (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Intense Feeling (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) In touch, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, soon headed, ran on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Firecruise (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Sweet P 3-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, ran on to go clear inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Mr Wickfield (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Hipz (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led towards finish, just held on, won at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol in Oct beating Princess Rose (8-6) by shd, 10 ran.
Red Tide (IRE) 10-3fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 31l behind Shirocco Passion (8-5) at Redcar 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Boogangoo (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Last to break, held up in rear, ridden and headway when not clear run over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Never To Be (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Zugzwang (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, challenged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 6l behind Killing Time (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Madame Mirasol (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 6f out, led again 5f out, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 14, well behind Firecruise (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Bonjour Steve (8-11) 2nd of 17, 1l behind Atlantic City (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo clm gd in Oct.
The Grumpy Gnome (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind El Beau (9-5) at Ayr 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.