SONG AND DANCE MAN didn't run as a juvenile but showed potential in his last two starts on Turf in the summer and, provided he acts on the surface, should have too much class for these. Gabrial The Terror made his debut over this trip at Wolverhampton and showed up well for a long way so should have come on enough to get competitive. But Devon Drum could provide the main threat as he landed a Newbury bumper on his racecourse debut and has since shown up well on the Flat and over hurdles. Ring Eye has been placed twice in three starts over hurdles in Ireland and may prove best of the remainder unless the market points to one of the newcomers.
Cape Breton 50-1 (10-7) In touch, went 6th before 2 out, went 5th before last, kept on to take 3rd place run-in, 3rd of 17, 13l behind Volnay De Thaix (11-5) at Kempton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Devon Drum 6-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, headway over 10f out, closed going well 3f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, edged right and headed final 100 yards, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind First Warning (9-5) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Littledean Jimmy (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd before 2 out, soon challenged, led and went right last, ridden out flat, won at Fontwell 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Jun '12 beating King's Sunset (10-12) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.
Madrinas Prince (IRE) 100-1 (9-6) Unseated rider prior to going in stalls, started very slowly, outpaced and always in rear, tailed off, last of 10, 36l behind Secret Pursuit (7-9) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Jan.
Midnight Chorister 33-1 (9-9) Dwelt, held up behind, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Shalianzi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Ring Eye (IRE) 5-1 (11-4) Soon raced in moderate 6th, closer order from before 3 out, no impression from after next, moderate 3rd and kept on same pace from last, 3rd of 15, 18l behind Roja Dove (11-1) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Sep.
Gabrial The Terror (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, not much room just over 3f out, pressing for 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Archive (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Hammered Silver (IRE) Dalakhani gelding out of Desert Ease.
Mister Carrot 20-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, stumbled over 7f out, behind over 5f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Coyaba (11-5) at Towcester 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (6) gs in Nov.
Song And Dance Man 5-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, headway to 4th 7f out, chased leading pair over 3f out, switched left over 2f out, soon led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Jakey (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Sycophantic (IRE) Cape Cross gelding out of Amarice.
Lillioftheballet (IRE) 100-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 10, 34l behind Mawaqeet (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) sft in Jul '12.