Sandy Cove and Redlorryyellowlorry have both won at Brighton this year but have been beaten off higher marks subsequently. Eugenic opened his account over a mile at Salisbury and there may be more to come over this extra distance while Bourbon Prince disappointed when favourite at Newcastle last time but will be suited by this faster surface. PALACE DRAGON never looked like winning last year but the longer trip should suit Sir Mark Prescott's charge and he gets the vote to make a winning return in this modest company.
Palace Dragon (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader until over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Farquhar (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (4) sft in Oct.
Sandy Cove 7-2 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Dynamic Vision (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
St Paul's (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 27l behind Crafted (8-12) at Catterick 7f Classified Stakes (0-65) (3yo+) (6) gf.
Pindora (GER) 50-1 (8-9) Went left start, always towards rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 21l behind Winter Thunder (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Topaling 66-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, held up well in rear, never involved, 8th of 10, 17l behind Wahgah (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn fll stks (5) pol in May.
Bourbon Prince 2-1fav (8-10) In touch, early reminders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 11l behind It's All A Game (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Ede's The Business 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, lost place over 4f out, well held after, 9th of 14, 18l behind Roman Riches (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Eugenic 13-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun beating Mercury Magic (9-2) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Redlorryellowlorry (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up in last pair, ridden along and struggling over 3f out, plugged on from over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 7l behind Bishop Wulstan (9-4) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm.
King Calypso 7-1 (8-0) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Redlorryellowlorry (8-7) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.