Aegaeus often ruins his chance by pulling too hard. Exaggerated waiting tactics were employed by Graham Lee in a handicap here last time but he only stayed on once the leaders had flown and remains a risky proposition. We'll take him in with Sir Michael Stoute's Dansili filly HONOUR, who is far less exposed and looked to be heading in the right direction when second at Wolverhampton in September. Harry Buckle was another to finish second last time, over track and trip, but has also had plenty of chances while Stormbound has yet to prove he stays this far, though was staying on over a mile on his latest start.
Tobago Bertolini gelding out of Heavenly Bay.
Aegaeus 11-2 (9-7) In rear, plenty to do 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Sheila's Buddy (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
El Calafate (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Slowly away, raced green and soon behind, tailed off, last of 8, 35l behind Hanseatic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Harry Buckle 4-1fav (9-0) Chased leader until over 7f out, stayed in 3rd, ridden and went 2nd approaching final furlong, edged right inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Bert The Alert (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Stormbound (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Hanseatic (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Bravo Belle (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Always in rear, last of 9, 14l behind The Big Haerth (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol in Nov '10.
Honour 9-4 (8-12) Good speed from wide draw to lead, headed over 3f out, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden and went 2nd well over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Afraah (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Miss Jo B 66-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 8th of 11, 32l behind Kenny Powers (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Notabadgirl Denounce filly out of Lady Jo.