Roy's Legacy beat Billy The Red and Picansort over C&D earlier this month and finished ahead of Quality Art when third at Kempton a week ago. Another bold bid is expected but he has plenty to find with THE STRIG on November's running at this track. The latter came out just the best on that occasion but is 9lb better off here and should increase the winning margin on today's terms. Veteran Peter Island ended the Turf season out of sorts but can race off a lower mark back on the all-weather on his first start since September.
The Strig 4-1fav (9-2) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Roy's Legacy (8-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Roy's Legacy 4-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon outpaced, dropped to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Quality Art (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Off the pace in 4th, closer order halfway, ridden over 1f out, no impression when lost 4th post, 5th of 8, 7l behind Diamond Charlie (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Foxtrot India (IRE) 40-1 (9-8) Took keen hold, held up, well beaten over 1f out, last of 10, 13l behind Rash Judgement (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Billy Red 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on strongly close home, just failed, 2nd of 6, ns behind Roy's Legacy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Amenable (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Last pair, outpaced and reminders approaching halfway, never on terms, 6th of 7, 5l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (5) pol.
Peter Island (FR) 16-1 (8-13) Led, riddena nd headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 14l behind Clear Spring (8-11) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Sep.
Picansort 8-1 (9-3) Held up in 5th, effort on outside over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on to press winner and every chance towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Restless Bay (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.