Grey Granite is the unknown quantity here but has been off the track for some time so we'll turn to PUTRA ONE ahead of Aspro Mavro and Itlaaq. Michael Jarvis has started the season well and his gelding ran well on his two starts in handicaps last year. He's been dropped a pound for this return and remains capable of better at what should be his optimum trip. Aspro Mavro won a maiden at Yarmouth last time and that should have boosted his confidence ahead of this return to handicap company. He ran well off this mark prior to that victory and must have place claims at the very least. Itlaaq is 13lbs higher than when he gained his only victory but should be capable of better as he matures and can't be ruled out along with Forte Dei Marmi who looks a typical Luca Cumani improver. Franco Is My Name wasn't beaten too far last time but the handicapper may have him now and he's had a lot of racing lately, Elliptical offered little on his return and Foxhaven is a fragile sort who might need dropping a few pounds along with better ground. A wide-open finale that may just go the way of Putra One.
Franco Is My Name 9-4 (9-4) Held up in rear, switched right and headway 2f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, not quicken final 100 yards, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sherman Mccoy (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Monte Cavallo (SAF) 4-1 (9-0) Stayed on, 3rd of 14, 5l behind Lizard's Desire (9-0) at Arlington(SAF) 1m 4f 3yo stk gd in May.
Elliptical (USA) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, weakening when short of room inside final furlong, 13th of 16, 6l behind Highly Regal (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Itlaaq 5-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, switched left and came wide entering straight, good headway 2f out, edged right and led over 1f out, headed narrowly inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, hd behind Incendo (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Foxhaven 9-2 (9-9) Always prominent, ridden to lead 2f out, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 14, 2l behind Rockfella (8-7) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Forte Dei Marmi 13-8fav (9-0) Started slowly, behind, headway 2f out, never troubled leaders over 1f out, 7th of 12, 11l behind Clerk's Choice (8-10) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Potentiale (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up, always behind, last of 10, 19l behind Kaleo (8-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Oct.
Resurge (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 9, 16l behind Mister New York (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Princely Hero (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind The Which Doctor (9-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Putra One (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Chased leaders, led approaching final furlong, headed entering last, weakened towards finish, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Uncle Fred (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) std in Oct.
Grey Granite (IRE) Evensfav (8-13) Made all, shaken up 2f out, quickened and ran on final furlong, won at Haydock 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in May beating Cry Alot Boy (10-0) by 7l, 12 ran.
Aspro Mavro (IRE) 6-5fav (9-11) Chased leader, progress over 3f out, soon edged left, led over 1f out, challenged inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) sft beating Zenarinda (8-1) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Silverglas (IRE) 9-4fav (8-9) In touch, effort in centre, hung left 2f out, soon no response, 7th of 11, 5l behind Splinter Cell (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct.
Feathered Crown (FR) 3-1fav (8-13) Led 2f, pressed leader, led again over 6f out, headed over 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 6, 23l behind Blue Nymph (9-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Oct.
North Cape (USA) 16-1 (8-3) Held up in 4th, chased leading pair over 2f out, soon not quicken, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lethal Glaze (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Mr Udagawa 14-1 (9-4) Keen tracked winner until 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 18l behind Mr Hichens (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.