An apprentice's allowance gives Kempton winner Beedee every chance at the weights but the ground is a worry for him. King Dragon is dropped in class and has claims on his victory in soft going at Windsor during the summer but SHAHDAROBA went very close in a higher grade handicap than this when second to Polski Max at York a fortnight ago. It was testing ground on that occasion and Rod Millman's colt can go one better here. Effie B handles the going but has a bit to find with the selection on York running, though Dominate won on soft ground back in July.
King Dragon (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 9th of 11, 13l behind Trading Leather (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs.
Shahdaroba (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Mid-division in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and effort towards far side over 1f out, stayed on to press winner and every chance final 50 yards, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Polski Max (8-8) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) hvy.
Beedee 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, last of 5, 1 3/4l behind Snowboarder (9-0) at Kempton 1m Conditions Stakes (2yo) (4) pol.
Dominate 9-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway near side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 16, 6l behind Professor (9-7) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Joey's Destiny (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, driven 3f out, never on terms, 12th of 21, 11l behind Body And Soul (8-1) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) sft.
Effie B 8-1 (9-5) In touch, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Dutch Masterpiece (9-7) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) hvy.
Prince Regal 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Professor (9-7) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Alcando (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Pira Palace (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Echion 6-1 (9-4) Outpaced towards rear, pushed along halfway, effort on wide outside and ran on inside final furlong, went 4th close home, not reached leaders, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Alcando (9-5) at Bath 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Sep.
Woodland Mill (IRE) 100-1 (8-4) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never nearer, 9th of 21, 8l behind Body And Soul (8-1) at Redcar 6f Lstd auc stks (1) sft.
Rock Up (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Prominent, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, not quite able to get level, held close home, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Homage (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.