MUTUAL REGARD fits the profile of one from his yard having opened his account when stepped up to 1m4f at Wolverhampton last month. Sir Mark Prescott's charge can follow-up on only his fifth start. Thecornishcockney is getting closer and another bold bid is expected while both English Summer and Ampleforth could both get involved. Swift Blade is not the most reliable but his best form is good enough to land this and Eagle Nebula is another with the past form to figure though arrives out of sorts.
Ampleforth 16-1 (9-4) Dwelt, held up in touch, led after 3f, pushed along over 7f out, soon reminders, ridden and headed over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 9l behind Solar View (8-3) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
English Summer 3-1fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Aleksandar (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Swift Blade (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 10, 11l behind Silver Bullitt (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Eagle Nebula 66-1 (9-4) Always behind, never involved, 10th of 13, 17l behind Layali Dubai (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Thecornishcockney 8-1 (9-8) Dwelt, behind, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Kittens (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Iceman George 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway on inner to chase leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Kings Troop (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) hvy in Oct.
Mutual Regard (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Tracked leader for about 2f, ridden over 3f out, squeezed through rivals to lead 1f out, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Annelko (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Pahente 11-4 (10-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 9l behind A Little Bit Dusty (11-2) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf in Sep.
Rodrigo De Freitas (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Squad (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Missionaire (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Led until over 8f out, soon settled tracking leading pair, led again over 2f out, driven and pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Cantor (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Feb.
El Libertador (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Gabrial's King (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Celtic Charlie (FR) 9-1 (9-5) Mid-division, good headway inside final 3f, chased leaders over 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden and headed final 100 yards, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Italian Riviera (8-10) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Gladstone (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 7th of 14, 7l behind Uncle Roger (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
I'm Harry 50-1 (8-13) Always behind, 11th of 12, 15l behind Kittens (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.