All five of these are stepping up in distance but it's a pretty good guess that HALIFAX will appreciate the longer trip. He was unfancied for his debut over a mile at Kempton last October and ran accordingly, but this half-brother to last year's 1m4f Ribblesdale Stakes heroine Hibaayeb will be seen in a much better light today. Riot Police didn't get a clear run when second over 1m2f here recently with Monster Munchie behind and he's preferred to Jacobs Sun. The latter has been placed over a mile of late and needs to improve, while Laffraaj doesn't look good enough.
Halifax (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon in rear and badly outpaced, struggling from over 4f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Primevere (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Oct.
Jacobs Son 15-8fav (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, led approaching 5f out, ridden over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Mountain Range (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Oct.
Laffraaj (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Dwelt, always behind, 10th of 11, 30l behind Burj Alzain (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (4) pol in Oct.
Riot Police (USA) 11-2 (9-3) Mid-division, headway to track winner 2f out, switched right over 1f out, driven to challenge when hampered inside final furlong, carried badly right final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Scottish Star (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Monster Munchie (JPN) 6-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Scottish Star (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.