EMERALD WILDERNESS is given another chance here having gone very close at Kempton the last twice. Beaten only a head in similar company a week ago Robert Cowell's charge had the remainder, including Uphold, well behind and is taken to go one better. Green Wadi remains in good form as he wasn't beaten far despite finishing sixth over 1m4f here last time, but this represents tougher competition for the likes of Opus Maximus and recent C&D winner Choral Festival. Silver Bullitt ran poorly on his handicap bow but looks the type to improve on the all-weather this winter.
Uphold 25-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance when short of room just inside final furlong, kept on, 6th of 14, 6l behind True To Form (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In rear, wide into straight 2f out, headway over 1f out, hung right and led just inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 14, hd behind True To Form (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Jawaab (IRE) 28-1 (9-5) Led to 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Raucous Behaviour (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Green Wadi 6-1 (9-8) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 6th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Where's Susie (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Silver Bullitt 28-1 (9-4) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, behind and soon virtually pulled up, last of 10, 42l behind Terdaad (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Edgewater (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) In touch, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 16, 18l behind Albaqaa (9-8) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
King Of Windsor (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) In rear, never a factor, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mazamorra (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
She Ain't A Saint 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Tarooq (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway to chase leaders on outer over 5f out, pushed along over 1f out, kept inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Archie Rice (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lisahane Bog 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 8l behind Choral Festival (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Choral Festival 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Winning Spark (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Mister Green (FR) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, outpaced well over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 12, 33l behind Megalala (9-1) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.