The application of headgear on JEER could make all the difference and he can take the measure of Sircozy and Maslak. Mick Easterby's charge was well backed at Kempton when previously tried in blinkers and may have simply been unfortunate to find a hot race to take his chance. James Sullivan seems a promising apprentice in the plate. Sircozy bids for three on the spin. Following a victory over a seemingly inadequate nine furlongs at Wolverhampton, he comfortably obliged here and has just a 6lb rise to defy. Maslak is always dangerous under an uncontested lead. He ran another solid race at Southwell but this looks tougher hence why Toby Atkinson has been brought in in an attempt to lose a little of the weight. Black N Brew is something of an imponderable over the trip. The way in which he ran on over ten furlongs suggests it is entirely plausible that he will stay. Quince's consistency gives the handicapper no room to drop him down the weights so a place looks the best hope today. Taste The Wine was in particularly good order in the middle of summer though failed to progress. He ran a creditable reappearance over course-and-distance earlier in the month and would be favoured if this race develops into a test of stamina rather than speed. Many chances held in this affair and we are hopeful that the blinkers can work the oracle on Jeer.
Maslak (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Prominent, led after 1f, headed over 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Profit's Reality (9-7) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Jeer (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Led until over 5f out, remained prominent, kept on same pace final 2f, 6th of 9, 5l behind Iron Out (10-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Black N Brew (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Broke well, raced keenly, steadied to track leaders, ridden 2f out, driven, ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Basra (9-6) by hd, 7 ran.
Quince (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway on outisde 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out,, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Key Regard (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Vinces 8-1 (9-7) Prominent, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Crazy Chris (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Kashmina 12-1 (9-8) In rear, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 7th of 14, 4l behind Marmooq (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Sircozy (IRE) 7-2 (8-4) Patiently ridden in rear, always going well, wide into straight 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Taste The Wine (8-10) by 2l, 8 ran.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Tracked leader 10f out, reminders over 3f out, ridden when carried right entering final 2f, driven to lead inside final furlong, soon headed, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Sircozy (8-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.