GEORGE FENTON is on the upgrade and bids for hat-trick after wins at Hamilton and Wolverhampton. Raised only 2lb for his latest narrow margin win, Richard Guest's three-year-old is taken to go in again. Alnoomaas failed in his bid for a four-timer when well beaten last time but is not easily written off while both Parisian Pyramid and Homeward Strut went close on their latest starts and should figure. Bull Bay will find this tougher than the maiden he won at Kempton and Speak The Truth is preferred as he beat Belinsky and Dorothy's Dancing when fourth at the same track recently.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 12, 8l behind We'll Deal Again (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Duke Of Aricabeau (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, pushed 5 wide on home turn, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 10, 3l behind Ginger Ted (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) In touch, smooth headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, hd behind Hoover (8-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Homeward Strut 10-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, driven to slight lead inside final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Fast Finian (9-3) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, wide into straight 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind The Strig (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Bull Bay 5-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, pressed final furlong, edged left close home, held on, won at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol beating Clapped (9-3) by hd, 8 ran.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Awkwardly away, in rear, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, last of 6, 16l behind Ertikaan (9-7) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Hinton Admiral 40-1 (8-7) Always in rear, behind and eased over 1f out, last of 10, 23l behind Pravda Street (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Fortrose Academy (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Belinsky (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Fortrose Academy (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dorothy's Dancing (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Led, headed 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 7l behind Fortrose Academy (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
George Fenton 11-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Kai (9-1) by ns, 13 ran.